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Barty: “I come to the first Grand Slam with a smile on my face”

Barty: “I come to the first Grand Slam with a smile on my face”
The Australian and world first classified Ashleigh Barty (1) admitted that she reaches the first Grand Slam of the season with a smile on her face after being proclaimed champion this Saturday in the Adelaide tournament after beating the Ukrainian Dayana Yastremska (23) in the final. ) by 6-2 and 7-5.

“I am happy, in good shape. I feel that I am well prepared to face the challenge ”, commented Barty, who will premiere this Monday in the evening against the also Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko.

The Queensland tennis player warned of the potential of her rival, despite currently occupying the 120th position in the WTA classification, and recalled the match they played two years ago in Brisbane in which the European won 6-3 and 6- two.

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“I am waiting for the game. It is an appointment similar to some I have had in Adelaide. I want to face the game and see what I can do, ”added the current Roland Garros champion.

Barty played down the fact that the American Serena Williams has a new chance to reach the 24 majors of Margaret Court and commented that the point is that there are 128 players running for the title.

“I think you can’t rule out any of them. That is the best part of our sport, that there are no certainties or guarantees ”, he explained.

In the same way, the tennis player born in Ipswich (Queensland) shared the responsibility of obtaining as an Australian the Grand Slam celebrated in her land after Chris O’Neil won the last one in 1978.

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“Long time ago. There are a lot of Australians in both the men’s and women’s teams and it’s a dream for all of us, ”he said. EFE

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