“Pat may be more likely,” Ash Barty bluntly denies any potential chance of making a comeback refusing to take inspiration from Caroline Wozniacki

World No. 1 Tennis Star Ash Barty Firmly Sets the Record Straight on Her Retirement Plans


“Pat may be more likely,” Ash Barty bluntly denies any potential chance of making a comeback refusing to take inspiration from Caroline Wozniacki

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Former World No. 1 Ash Barty has categorically denied any rumors about a possible comeback. She underlined that she is focusing on making new memories rather than reconsidering her retirement choice. Barty’s remarks follow recent comparisons to famous tennis comebacks such as those of Serena Williams and Elina Svitolina, as well as her refusal to follow in the footsteps of Caroline Wozniacki.

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In a candid interview with The Sydney Morning Herald, Barty addressed the chatter surrounding the possibility of her returning to professional tennis. She firmly stated, “I don’t have the time. I don’t have the time to train, I don’t have the time to prepare, and I have so many great memories out on this court, and now I just get to create new memories.

The Australian announced her retirement from professional tennis in 2022, claiming a desire to experience life outside of the court and spend more time with her family. Barty has been involved in several charity activities since then, and she has continually expressed her happiness with her decision.

Comparisons have arisen between Barty’s retirement and the comebacks of other players, most notably Williams, who returned to the court after becoming a mother, and Svitolina, who has been in great form ever since her comeback earlier this year. Wozniacki’s return to professional tennis has also garnered attention as she resumed her.

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“I’m certainly not coming out of retirement. Pat may be more likely than me.” Her statement was punctuated with a hearty laugh.

Brisbane International returns with enthusiasm

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The Brisbane International is set to make a triumphant return as one of the lead-up tournaments to the Australian Open in 2024. During a press conference at the Queensland Tennis Centre, former world No. 1 players Pat Rafter and Ash Barty, expressed their enthusiasm at the return of their local event.

The Brisbane International, which was a major event on the tennis calendar from 2009 to 2019, will include a 32-player field in both the men’s and women’s singles categories. This addition is expected to increase the tournament’s enthusiasm and intensity.

Expressing his delight at the tournament’s return, Rafter, two-time US Open champion, said, “It’s fantastic to have the Brisbane International back on the tennis calendar. I have some incredible memories here.”

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Barty also shared her excitement about the revival of the event in her hometown. “Brisbane holds a special place in my heart, and to see our hometown tournament make a comeback is truly thrilling.