In 2019, we saw the rise of Australian tennis star Ashleigh Barty. She won many titles including her first Grand Slam which came at the French Open. In addition to those triumphs, she also ended the year as the World No.1 for the first time ever. She has clearly achieved a lot but she does not plan to stop anytime soon. Here’s what the Australian said about her biggest goal.
In a recent interview, Ashleigh Barty was asked about her number 1 goal in tennis. Her answer was very clear as she said,
“My dream is winning Wimbledon. Without a doubt. It took a long time for me to say that out loud. It took a long time for me to have the courage to say that out loud, but that’s what I want. That’s what I want to work towards. Being able to win Junior Wimbledon was really special, but it just gave me a taste of what it’s really like.”
Sadly, Barty did not have the chance to achieve her goal this year as the Wimbledon was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. She will be preparing to win the title next year but her main focus right now on the upcoming tennis events that she’s going to play.
The Australian sadly pulled out of the US Open this year due to the pandemic. The United States has recorded the most COVID-19 cases and Barty does not feel comfortable playing in such conditions.
While Barty may not be playing at the US Open, she will most likely play the French Open. The situation with the coronavirus is a lot better in France and more importantly, she is the defending champion. The event is going to be starting on September 27th and hopefully, the Australian will win her second Grand Slam when she plays there.