‘It’ll be a quick transition, but one that I look forward to,’ says Ashleigh Barty as she gets ready for the clay
World No 1 Ashleigh Barty is looking forward to making the transition to clay just days after retaining her Miami Open title.
The Australian will be moving from the hard courts of Miami to the green clay in Charleston this week.
Speaking to the media before beginning her campaign she said: “It’s a fresh surface, it’s a very quick shift for me, changing surfaces.
“It will be exciting. It’ll be a quick transition, but one that I look forward to.
“I find that green clay is almost a middle man between hard courts and European red clay.
“Sometimes the green clay is a little bit quicker you can typically move on it like a hard court if you wish, or you can go straight into sliding a little bit and moving like on a traditional clay court.”
Main Draw @VolvoCarOpen, where Ash Barty, Sofia Kenin, Petra Kvitova, and Kiki Bertens are the top seeds.
— WTA Insider (@WTA_insider) April 3, 2021
The Aussie won consecutive titles in Miami by beating Bianca Andreescu on Saturday after the Canadian retired during the second set.
She will now be looking forward to the clay-court season where she won the French Open two years ago on the red dirt.
“It’s challenging without a doubt, but I am very excited to go back to Roland Garros,” she said.
“I think it’s going to be really exciting walking back onto that site for the first time since 2019.”
No queue jumping from Ashleigh Barty as she confirms she got Covid-19 vaccine in the United States
Ashleigh Barty got her jab in the United States.
Like mother like son as Stefanos Tsitsipas draws maternal inspiration for Monte-Carlo Masters success
Stefanos Tsitsipas follows in his mother’s footsteps in Monte-Carlo.
Fabio Fognini vows to ‘investigate’ after officials’ ‘inexplicable’ decision to default him at Barcelona Open
Fabio Fognini protests his innocence.
Ashleigh Barty delivers ‘some good stuff’ en route to reaching quarter-final in Stuttgart
Ashleigh Barty hits her stride in Stuttgart.
Rafael Nadal ups the aggression after slow start: ‘I’m a human and when I lost the first set I was worried’
Rafael Nadal overcomes early wobble to win in Barcelona.
Novak Djokovic produces ‘pretty flawless’ display after getting ‘extra push’ from fans in Serbia
Smooth start for favourite Novak Djokovic at Serbia Open.
LTA’s Michael Bourne backs Britain to develop more world-class players
The performance director took up LTA role six months ago.
WATCH: Fabio Fognini defaulted for verbally abusing official, smashes racket while storming off court
Fabio Fognini defaulted from Barcelona Open.
Gerard Pique taken to task over revamped Davis Cup after European Super League tweet
Gerard Pique’s tweet met with questions.
Stefanos Tsitsipas hails ‘very big moment’ as he enjoys the winning feeling after Monte-Carlo Masters win
Stefanos Tsitsipas on a high after Monte-Carlo title.