Few Players who has shown the impressive performance and tennis and one of the name from it as Ash Barty as they block out external noise and focus on the racquet, the ball and tennis court lines.
Barty who begin the Year with the 15th Rank and now reigning major champion and best female player in the world with a truckload of awards and accolades, an exploding profile, and as a result, a target on her back.
“I don’t feel any different myself. I’m still the same Ash Barty that I was three weeks ago. I’m the same Ash Barty I was two years ago,” she said after winning the French Open in June.
“For me, nothing changes. It was really nice to come out now (after Paris) and get back into a normal routine of playing matches again. If anything, it’s taken the pressure off. I can just go out and enjoy it. It is an opportunity to try and be better and really go out there and just have fun.”
year-end No.1 ranking appeared increasingly likely, she added: “I’m not going to change it to try and chase it. If it happens, it happens. If it doesn’t, it doesn’t. It’s not going to change the way I rest or I recover or train and prepare for next year.”
Barty who willm enter the Australian open tournament as the first home grown no. 1 seed since Lleyton Hewitt 17 years ago in 2003. She is Australia’s first female world No.1 since Evonne Goolagong Cawley in 1976. Since 1978 till so far not a single championship in Melbourne.
“Give me a week at home with a few beers on the couch where I can kind of relive what has happened in 2019,” she said after winning the WTA Finals in Shenzhen. “I think it’s going to be really nice to be able to sit down, reflect and then refresh and re-gear and get ready to go for a massive 2020.
“For us Australians, we’re extremely lucky to be able to start that month in Australia.
“It’s going to be a really, really special time in my life.”