Sydney — Ash Barty has raised Australian hopes of a first Wimbledon singles title since 2002 by storming into the fourth round of the championships, but the world No1 has also managed to calmly dodge a rash of potential controversies in week one.

The French Open champion’s grounded personality meant she was always going to present a clear contrast to the main Australian men’s title hopefuls of recent years, but there has been no shortage of compatriots ready to kick up a fuss on her behalf.

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