Ash Barty = the next woman GOAT?

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  1. smoledman

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    In a GS final at 16, albeit doubles, it's still a special achievement!
     
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    wikipedia has her down as 5ft 5ins tall :shock:

    anyone know if that is correct ?? :confused: i first looked her up last april when she had her burfdayy, 16, and she was listed as 5ft 5ins then..i thought hmmm just turned 16, must be growing still..but it still says the same.

    is she tiny..?, still growing.?, is wikipedia wrong.?, (no, never :twisted:).
     
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  3. King Fed WW

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    She went on to also reach the Wimbledon and US Open finals that year and lost them all.

    Now 19, she has been absent for a while, 'taking a break'.

    Is she set for cricket? Certainly not going to make the same money...

     
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    Even if you lose the passion to play tennis, is it really not worth your while to just consider it "work" to be paid $500,000 a year... as a teenager?!
     
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    I noticed she played and came runner up in a platinum Australian Money Tournament (our highest "paid amateur" level of tournament) in Brisbane last month. Maybe just testing the waters again???

    Although she's the sort of person who looks like they will excel at whatever she does. Always comes across as very level headed and sensible.
     
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    Great tennis player, 16/17 and reached 3 grand slam doubles finals in one year. Amazing! Then she just dropped it all in September. Wish she would come back
     
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    3 GS doubles finals, that's a really good achievement especially at the age of 16! Sad she just dropped out, but I guess that's better than becoming Bouchard 2.0
     
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    The next Henin?
     
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    Besides stature, what are the similarities? I think Henin was already playing grand slam finals at a similar age.
     
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    Well when you give up something for 17 months then what would you call it when you return? I'd call that a comeback, just cause she's 19 doesn't mean it's not a comeback.
     
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    So Barty won her first match since returning from her break at the $25,000 Perth Tennis International #1. She teamed up with West Australian doubles specialist Jessica Moore at the State Tennis Centre in Burswood, the 19-year-old helped dispose of Victorian Sally Peers and the Czech Republic’s Barbora Stefkova in straight sets, 6-2 6-2.

    Barty was unavailable for comment post-match, but her father Robert Barty told the Courier Mail earlier this week the Ipswich-bred right-hander would play another doubles tournament in Perth next week with WA’s Casey Dellacqua.
    She will then make doubles appearances at tournaments in South Australia and Victoria.

    How amazing is that? Casey Dellacqua who is World number 3 in ladies doubles will play small time tournaments to help out her former doubles partner Ash Barty.
    Dellacqua could be playing the Premier Dubai doubles tournament next week but instead is helping out her friend Ash Barty. What an awesome person :)
     
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    Ash had been in 3 GS finals before her hiatus.
     
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    Henin did reach her first major final at 19 (Wimbledon 2001), and won her first major at 21 (Roland Garros 2003).

    But times were different then. In the last few years, it's become much more difficult for younger players to break through. And Barty has taken 18 months off, too.

    Is she likely to have remotely as much success as Henin? No, of course not. But it's true of absolutely all young players that they have only a very small chance of becoming as successful as a multiple major winner, even if they do have a lot of talent.
     
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    Talking of young(ish) women players trying to find their way back after a long time out, any news on what Laura Robson's doing?

    Her last completed tournament was the ITF event in Sunrise, Florida, where she won two qualifying rounds before losing in the final qualifying round against Elena Ruse (world #507). Robson's currently ranked #558.

    Is Robson playing this week? Any idea how I can find out the ITF schedule? She's still ranked way too low to get into WTA Tour events without wildcards.
     
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    Heading off this morning to see Ash Barty play doubles in a local ITF Futures event. She's teaming up with Arina Rodionova so I expect they'll do quite well for themselves.

    I've always liked the way she goes about her business so I really hope she kicks on and gets back to Slam level.
     
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    I bloody hope so. She's got some lost time to make up for. Nothing sadder than when someone has a contempt for their gifts and doesn't nurture them.
     
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    She couldn't handle the pressure and moved to cricket where she did pretty well.
     
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    Barty won another ITF doubles tournaments this time with Arina Rodionova. Her doubles ranking will go from 476 to around 370. She's rising quickly! She's only played 4 doubles tournaments and she's back in the top 400
     
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    She was playing in Canberra and I almost went and got her autograph but I slept in :/

    Hope she doesn't become too famous!
     
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    Caught one of her matches last week and she looks very relaxed on court. Definitely having fun on her return and taking things steady.

    Having never seen her play live before, the one thing that struck me was how precise she is. Serves, groundies, volleys all go within a square foot or less of where she wants them.

    At the net she moves across very aggressively and when she takes the ball makes sure it is put away for a winner. Her read on the opposition was that good that most times an opponent tried to pass her down the line she was ready for it.
     
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  25. Aussie Darcy

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    Fantastic to see i'm not the only Aussie following her progress! Great stuff that you got to see her @Oz_Rocket
    @Supertegwyn you should've made the journey! And I do hope she becomes famous and gets back to the top 10!

    I'm going to the Fed Cup in Brisbane in April and really hoping to see her there. Whether playing or supporting the girls in the crowd!
     
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    she went and played cricket! imagine if nadal played cricket for a season and came back,it would be the walking on water of sport!
     
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    Another doubles title for Barty, again with Arina Rodionova. Her ranking will jump heaps again.
     
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    be nice to see her make a full return, I remember her making all those doubles finals at the majors then disappearing and being shocked...she has talent and hopefully she has found a way to channel the pressure she feels is on her and make it a positive.
     
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