Australian Fed Cup captain Alicia Molik not too long ago spoke about Ash Barty, saying that she is Australian tennis' brightest star.
"I definitely don’t need to put any further strain on Ash, however so far as I’m involved, the sky is the restrict," Molik mentioned. "She’s an excellent expertise, has an intuitive tennis mind and performs a extremely smart sport. She’s additionally a delight to look at in motion, there’s a wow consider each single match I watch, apply too. Not many gamers on the earth have that.”
"She's positively our star in the meanwhile. Though the skilled and low key means Ash goes about her tennis means she typically flies beneath the radar by way of publicity – she simply will get the job finished. This 12 months she’s received her first grand slam title, in doubles on the US Open, the place she additionally picked up the sportsmanship award.”
She additional added, "It is a massively important win for Ash and caps off a 12 months of constant performances. She’s hit a career-high rating, and he or she’s maintained her spot within the prime 20 all year long, which isn’t a straightforward factor to do. I’m an enormous fan of Ash as each a participant and an individual and am completely thrilled with this end result."
Barty ends the 12 months No.15 in Singles and No.7 in Doubles.