Australia’s No. 1 ranking Ash Barty was feeling fatigued after losing to Aryna Sabalenka in the Madrid Open final at the weekend but the world number one said it was a “good problem” to have since it meant she was going deep in a run of tournaments. Since leaving Australia in March for the first time in more than a year, the 25-year-old won the Miami Open, reached the quarters in Charleston, beat Sabalenka in the Stuttgart final before reaching the decider at the Madrid WTA 1000 event.
Barty who is also prepping for the French Open that will be played later at the end of this month had earlier won the doubles with American Jennifer Brady at the WTA 500 event in Stuttgart. On Saturday after her loss to Belarusian Sabalenka in Madrid, Barty said being tired meant she was doing something right.
She told the reporters fatigue is a good problem to have. She thinks any time when a player plays a lot of matches and a lot of tennis it only reciprocates that he\she is putting themselves out there over and over again which can bring in a little fatigue.
Barty added that she’s really proud of the week and a month they have never had since they’ve been away. She considers this as a great start and hopes for bigger and better things. Barty has little time to catch her breath as she flew straight away to Rome to take part in another WTA 1000 event this week before focusing on the Roland Garros. This where she won her only career Grand Slam title back in 2019 but was not able to defend it the previous year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Barty speaking about her result said she is always proud of what she has achieved at the end of every tournament. She believes that when a player leaves the tournament with a smile on their face it’s always a good thing. Barty feels like she has yet another opportunity in Rome to try to do the best she can there. After which she would reset everything to focus on Roland Garros.