Barty called the key to defeating Tsurenko at the start of the Australian Open

Ashleigh Barty and Lesia Tsurenko / Photos by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

The leader of the world rating of Ashleigh Barty after the victory over Lesya Tsurenko in the first round of the Australian Open explained how she managed to fight back after losing the first set:

“In the first set I played not too good, but glad I was able to cope with difficulties and to decide the outcome of the match in their favor. In the second set I began to add and it brought its fruits.

Actually, I think even in the first set, the game went under my dictation. I’ve just got a small problem with quality. I too was in a hurry, trying as quickly as possible to complete the drawings. I think the key to victory was my physical readiness. I felt quite comfortable and I think it was slightly larger than the competitor in this component”.

A review of the match Tsurenko – Barty.


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