Defending Australian Open Champion Ash Barty all set to make back at Next Indian Wells month. The world No. 1 has taken a break from her historic win at the Melbourne Major and after almost a month off, she will be back at the WTA 1000 tournament starting on 9 March.
The world No 1 is undefeated this year and has won two titles on the track, WTA Adelaide International and Australian Open. With this victory, she became the first Australian to win the Australian Open title in 44 years. Barty is the second active female tennis player to win a Grand Slam title on all three surfaces, the other a former world No. 1 and 23-time Grand Slam champion. Serena Williams.
Barty spoke of her return at an AIA premiere in Melbourne and said she was ‘under house arrest’, as she was moving into a new home. “I was under house arrest for several weeks. I’m moving house, so let’s unbox and settle into our new home. It has been an incredible journey for all of us over the past few months. “
After a brief hiatus, Barty will focus again and regain her dominance on tour with her return at Indian Well, that will be the curtain for the swing on the clay court. Barty’s best result to date in the desert, was a fourth-round finish back in 2019, and she’ll be looking to improve her record playing on clay in California next month.
“We’re going to try to get Indian Wells ready, I know it’s going to be in a couple of weeks, so we’ll sort it out and do our best to get there,” he said. she speaks.
“The important thing is that we all do our own thing“- Barty about her upcoming schedule
Barty had to miss part of the 2020 season because of strict travel restrictions in Australia due to the pandemic. She also ended her 2021 season early and focused on next year’s Open Competition. The move paid off for Barty as she lifted her third Grand Slam crown at the Australian Open. But now with Australia easing quarantine restrictions, the world No. 1 has a way to adjust its schedule more flexibly.
However, Barty doesn’t expect the change in her schedule to affect those who join her at tournaments. her fiancé, Gary Kissick The PGA trains professional golfers and is often seen touring with an Australian amateur golfer, Louis Dobbelaar. Kissick was seen in the player’s box during Bart’s matches, but was unable to join her last year due to travel restrictions.
“They have their jobs, their lives and their careers. They love me as Ash, not Ash as the tennis player. I would love to have them with me, it’s important that we all do our own thing and that they have their own careers and lives,” she added.
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