March 1, 2021

Ashleigh Barty: I try to control the whole course of the game from the first strike

Australian Ashleigh Barty commented on her victory in the quarter finals of the tournament in Sydney and the upcoming meeting with the Dutch Kiki Bertens.

“I am constantly focused on my game, I think what can be improved and how to become stronger. But the most important thing for me is the style of the game. I try never to let my rivals impose their game on me, I stick to my style. For me it is important to act well on the pitch and when hitting the forehand. I try to control the entire course of the game with the first strike. Today I could not let Mertens forward. She plays great when she has an edge. I needed to seize the initiative at the beginning of each game in order to use my chances. One weak game on my serve in the second game, perhaps, was my only failure in this fight.

As for Bertens, she had a great last season. I have no doubt that the struggle will be hard. I hope the rain will not interfere with us “, – quotes the words of Barty WTA press service.

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