Ashleigh Barty has been simply sensational this season. Soon to spend her 100th week at world No.1, Barty delivered incredible performances, one after the other throughout 2021. She scripted history by winning the title at Wimbledon in an emphatic fashion.
After she failed to go any further than the quarter-finals at the 2021 Australian Open, Barty went on a rampage. Apart from the title win at Wimbledon, she won the Miami Open, Stuttgart Open, Cincinnati Masters, and lost in the finals of the Madrid Open.
‘I need to prioritize my body’: Ash Barty withdraws from the remaining 2021 season
After a wonderful season, Barty has decided to withdraw from the remaining tournaments in 2021. “I wanted to let everyone know that I won’t be competing in any further tournaments in 2021, including the WTA Finals in Mexico,” Barty announced.
According to tennis Australia, the top player wants to focus on recovery so that she can deliver her best in the next season. “It was a difficult decision but I need to prioritise my body and my recovery from our 2021 season and focus on having the strongest preseason for the Australian summer.”
“With the ongoing challenges of travelling back to Queensland and quarantine requirements, I am not willing to compromise my preparation for January,” Barty further added. She wished other players all the luck for the rest of the season and the WTS finals.
“I wish the WTA team and the players all the best for a successful WTA Finals and the rest of the year. My focus is now on the Australian summer and doing everything I can to win the Australian Open. I can’t wait to play at home again.” she said.
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