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SportBarty makes smooth transition to grass

21:37  19 june  2019
21:37  19 june  2019 Source:   skysports.com

Barty wins Birmingham title to go No 1

Barty wins Birmingham title to go No 1 Ashleigh Barty beat Julia Goerges in the final of the Nature Valley Classic in Birmingham to ensure she will become the new world No 1.

Ashleigh Barty began life as a Grand Slam champion with a first-round victory over Donna Vekic at the Nature Valley Classic in Birmingham.

(Reuters) - French Open champion Ashleigh Barty made a smooth transition from Parisian clay to British lawns as the Australian opened her grasscourt Barty 's French Open title was somewhat unexpected seeing as she is not a renowned claycourter. Grass , on the other hand, is tailor- made for

Barty makes smooth transition to grass© Getty Ashleigh Barty made a winning start to her grass-court campaign in Birmingham

Ashleigh Barty began life as a Grand Slam champion with a first-round victory over Donna Vekic at the Nature Valley Classic in Birmingham.

The Australian won the French Open a week-and-a-half ago but is much more at home on grass than clay and came through a tricky opener 6-3 6-4.

Vekic was distraught after losing in the final in the Nottingham Open on Sunday and this was a rough draw for both of them. The Croatian battled back from 2-5 to 4-5 in the second set but Barty served it out at the second time of asking.

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French Open champion Ashleigh Barty made a smooth transition from Parisian clay to British lawns as the Australian opened her grasscourt campaign with an impressive 6-3 6-4 Vekic is no slouch on grass and Barty , emerging as one of the favourites for Wimbledon, said it was the "perfect test".

(Reuters) - French Open champion Ashleigh Barty made a smooth transition from Parisian clay to British lawns as the Australian opened her grasscourt campaign with an Vekic is no slouch on grass and Barty , emerging as one of the favorites for Wimbledon, said it was the “perfect test”.

Barty makes smooth transition to grass© Getty Barty (left) shakes hands with Vekic at the net following her first-round win Barty, a former junior Wimbledon champion, said it was the "perfect test" against an opponent who is no slouch on grass.

"I knew that I had to be sharp and I had to be ready. Otherwise it wouldn't even be a contest," Barty said on court.

"It was nice and clean today out here. I was just really excited to come back out and kind of dust off the cobwebs a little bit."

Barty insisted that, far from adding pressure, her new status has actually removed it.

Barty makes smooth transition to grass© Getty Johanna Konta suffered a disappointing exit to Jelena Ostapenko "For me nothing changes," she said. "It was an incredible fortnight of tennis that we had without a doubt and some of the best memories of my career will come from those two weeks.

Tennis greats applaud Barty's rise to No. 1

Tennis greats applaud Barty's rise to No. 1 Australia's greatest female tennis players, Margaret Court and Evonne Goolagong Cawley, have joined in celebrating the rise of compatriot Ashleigh Barty to the No. 1 world ranking which they both held. Barty became the first Australian woman in more than 40 years to take the top ranking by claiming her third title of 2019 on Sunday in Birmingham. Her mentor and idol Goolagong Cawley, who won seven grand slams, was the first in 1976. The WTA rankings were introduced in 1973. ''In 2019, with all the pieces in place, her rise has been almost unstoppable,'' Goolagong Cawley said in a statement on Monday. ''Ash is a very worthy No.

(Reuters) – French Open champion Ashleigh Barty made a smooth transition from Parisian clay to British lawns as the Australian opened her grasscourt campaign with. Vekic is no slouch on grass and Barty , emerging as one of the favourites for Wimbledon, said it was the “perfect test”.

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"But I'm still the same person. I'm still the same Ash Barty and I try and prepare the same way. It was really nice to come out now and kind of get back into a normal routine of playing matches again.

"I feel like for me, if anything, it's taken the pressure off. I can just go out and enjoy it, enjoy every single match. It is an opportunity to try and be better and really go out there and just have fun."

Barty makes smooth transition to grass© Getty Barty won her maiden Grand Slam title at this year's French Open She will continue to hone her grass-court skills against American Jennifer Brady who beat Lesia Tsurenko 6-3 6-3.

British No 1 Johanna Konta failed to make it past the second round for the seventh successive year, losing 6-3 6-4 to Jelena Ostapenko.

Konta's brilliant form at the French Open elevated hopes for the grass, and she looked very sharp in her opening match against Anett Kontaveit on Monday.

But she could not find the same form taking on former French Open champion Ostapenko and was beaten in an hour and 19 minutes.

Coach backs Barty for long stay at No.1

Coach backs Barty for long stay at No.1 Ashleigh Barty has the versatility in her game to remain at world No.1 for a long period of time, says her coach Craig Tyzzer. Ashleigh Barty's coach Craig Tyzzer believes she's proved she boasts the game that can keep her on top of world for a significant amount of time. Credit Cards Are Now Offering 0% Interest Until 2020 Find out more on Finder Ad Finder.com.au Barty was officially crowned world No.1 on Monday at the Eastbourne International - the tournament where she kick-started her career in 2016 as an unranked qualifier.

(Reuters) - French Open champion Ashleigh Barty made a smooth transition from Parisian clay to British lawns as the Australian opened her grasscourt campaign with an Vekic is no slouch on grass and Barty , emerging as one of the favorites for Wimbledon, said it was the "perfect test".

French Open champion Ashleigh Barty made a smooth transition from Parisian clay to British lawns as the Australian opened her grasscourt campaign Vekic is no slouch on grass and Barty , emerging as one of the favourites for Wimbledon, said it was the "perfect test". "I knew that I had to be sharp

Barty makes smooth transition to grass© Getty Birmingham wild card Venus Williams wrapped up a fine win Venus Williams marked her debut in Birmingham with a 6-3 6-4 victory over Aliaksandra Sasnovich.

Williams almost never plays a warm-up event before Wimbledon - a 2011 appearance in Eastbourne was the only time in 20 years - so it was a surprise when she took a wild card into the tournament last week.

But the decision looks to have been a good one, with Williams wrapping up the win in an hour and 26 minutes. She will face China's Wang Qiang in the second round.

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