“We’re Still Not Sure When We’ll Go Back”-Ashleigh Barty On Reopening


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World Number One Women’s Tennis Player Ashleigh Barty of Australia has no hope on tennis tour’s reopening as a concluded date. During this self-distancing, Roland Garros Champion is spending her time with her boyfriend-Golfer Gary Kissick in Brisbane. Australian celebrated her 24th birthday on Friday. On this special occasion, Former Cricketer spoke to Sunday Herald Sun.  

Ashleigh Barty says, “It’s kind of tricky to train with the same intensity as always. Obviously, we’re still not sure when we’ll go back. Now, it’s about maintaining for if and when we get an opportunity to play again this year, you can kinda flick that switch and go from there.”

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“Just kind of sitting back, this is really bizarre. You’re preparing for that (hardcourt) swing and then you’re on a plane back to Australia. It’s different for everyone. For tennis players, there’s that uncertainty. We need for pretty much the whole world to be clear before we can start our tour again.” she added.

Ashleigh Barty in touch with her Compatriot 

French Open Reigning Ashleigh Barty says that she has been in touch with some of her countrywomen in Australia and says now may be the best time to appreciate the time with family and good health.

“All these girls I’ve had really good relationships with and am good friends with on a personal level. We’re also chatting about what could be next for us and everyone is trying to get that new information.”

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“Overall, it’s been a bit of an adjustment but also lucky that it’s a time where you get to appreciate the little things in life, which is your health and your family”.

In 2020, Ashleigh Barty 24, won her first home soil WTA title in Adelaide Internationals and also reached the semifinals at Australian Open and Qatar Total Open. Although, Ash became the first Australian woman to reach the Aussie Open semifinals since Wendy Turnbull in 1984.


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