Ashleigh Barty has got a tailor made game for grass

Pat Rafter: Ashleigh Barty has got a tailor made game for grass

Former world No. 1 Pat Rafter thinks Ashleigh Barry’s game is tailor made for grass but adds the world No. 1 also has a pretty good game for the hard court. Barty captured her maiden Wimbledon title last year after beating Karolina Pliskova in the final.

It was Barry’s second Grand Slam title as she captured her maiden Major title at the 2019 French Open. Barty is now bidding to win her maiden Australian Open title. “I thought she had a pretty good game for the hard court, especially a faster hard court, » Rafter told Reuters.

« But what she does have is a set of skills a lot of girls don’t have … She’s got good hands. She’s able to change the pace and also adapt to really bad bounces and different things on the other surfaces. « Obviously, she’s got a tailor made game for grass, but grass is not like it was 30 years ago. »

Barty praised by Jessica Pegula

Barty dominated Pegula 6-2 6-0 in the Australian Open quarterfinal. Barty broke Pegula twice in the first set and three times in the second set en route to a comfortable straight-set win.

After the match, Pegula admitted she felt helpless against Barty. “You feel pretty helpless, » Pegula said. « When she gets into a rhythm […] her game just picks you apart. She has so many intangible things she does well that I think if you let her get in that rhythm, then it can kind of run away.

« I think we’ve seen her do that to a lot of people. Unfortunately I was a victim tonight to that « Honestly, she just does everything, I think, a little bit better than everybody. She figured it out a little bit mentally and physically with her game where she has the confidence right now where she feels like she can go out there and chop anybody up when she’s playing really well”.

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