"Miami 2019 was a breakthrough, French Open was unexpected" - Barty on her career | Tennisuptodate.com

"Miami 2019 was a breakthrough, French Open was unexpected" - Barty on her career

Ashleigh Barty is the reigning number one in WTA tennis but the road to the top was challenging for her.

Establishing herself as a doubles player first as a teenager and playing the finals at all Slams was challenging for her. Some of her struggles prompted her to switch the cricket in 2014 before returning to tennis in 2016. In a one with Chris, Evert Barty spoke on her career.

She said:

"Miami in 2019, for me that was a break in that week. That was the most consistent tennis I played against top 10 players in particular."

She also touched upon the French Open in 2019, the only slam she won in singles saying:

"Very, very unexpected fortnight. Being inexperienced kind of helped me. I would not change a thing."

Chris Evert who presented her the trophy also recalled the moment saying she saw Barty as shocked as nobody expected her to win her first slam at the French Open. Barty also spoke about her relationship with Craig Tyzzer who coached her since she was little explaining how much he helped her when she decided to come back to tennis.

"For him to have the belief and courage. We have the same thought process and that is such a massive part of my team."

Barty also spoke about the significance of the number one ranking saying:

"I feel such privilege and I am very humbled to be in a conversation with such legends of our sport."

Evert also gave high praise to Barty whom she called a great role model to which Barty credited her family-oriented upbringing.

To end it Barty was asked about being the year-end No. 1 and what it means to her to which said:

"It is a celebration of all the work, for me and my team. It's all worth it. I've had a challenging career, I've had an amazing career. I felt I belonged."

Check out the full lengthy interview below:

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