Recently-crowned French Open champion Ashleigh Barty has promised to be focused and ready for the start of grass season.
Barty claimed her first Grand Slam title at Roland Garros, and has naturally garnered a lot of attention since.
However, she says the celebrations have now stopped, and she is confident she can make continue to impress on what is actually her favourite surface.
“It’s important – just making sure that I get to a place now where we arrive at the next tournament fresh and ready to go,” Barty told the Sydney Morning Herald.
“We didn’t want there to be a ‘hangover’, as such, where I’m not prepared and I’m not ready for the next tournament.
“We’ve had an incredible fortnight of tennis but now we get to switch focus to the grass court season.
“[Paris] was the first time that I’d really tested [my stamina] in a singles perspective and been there right until the last day of a Slam.
“It’s really exciting that we’re able to get through that relatively unscathed.
“It’s just about getting my feet on the grass courts and getting used to it.
“The bonus is I’ve been playing a lot of tennis and hitting a lot of balls. I’ve got the match toughness and the match fitness.”
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