‘I’ll be alright’ – Ashleigh Barty takes positives from great year to soothe US Open disappointment

Ashleigh Barty at US Open

Ashleigh Barty admitted that she felt frustrated at her US Open exit at the hands of Qiang Wang, but she is focuses on the positives from a great year.

The Australian has had a true breakout year, winning her first career Grand Slam at the French Open and then briefly being crowned world number one.

However, adding a US Open title to that impressive batch of achievements in 2019 proved beyond her, as she crashed to a 6-2, 6-4 defeat to Qiang.

“It’s frustrating now,” Barty admitted. “[But] give me an hour and I’ll be right.

“It’s an opportunity, it’s a new day tomorrow. Just because we’ve had a tough hour and a half on the court, it doesn’t reflect on the year that I’ve had or the couple of weeks I’ve had here in New York.”

“There were times where I pressed, and I did miss by big margins.

“Q also forced me to do that with her depth control a lot of the time.”

Madison Keys’ hopes have ended too, after she lost 7-5, 6-4 to number five seed Elina Svitolina.

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