There was excessive reward for Ashleigh Barty from Paula Badosa with the Spaniard likening her to Roger Federer as she “does every thing with quite a lot of move and really simple”.
Barty has been the very best participant on the WTA Tour for a number of years now as she has claimed the coveted end-of-year world No 1 standing for the previous three seasons.
After profitable the French Open in 2019 and Wimbledon final yr, the Australian began this marketing campaign with one other main as she turned the primary Australian girl in additional than 4 a long time to win the Australian Open.
Since profitable her maiden Grand Slam at Roland Garros, Barty has gone on to win one other 10 titles and it’s unsurprising that her inventory has risen so extremely.
When requested about rivals to beat this season, Badosa is quoted as saying by Punto de Break: “I believe all of the tennis gamers are going to provide the identical identify, proper? I believe Ashleigh Barty.
“After I noticed her win in Australia it was unimaginable. I informed my coach that I wished to play her once more to see the way it feels.
“She makes every thing simple. The robust matches, she makes it simple. It’s wonderful how she performs tennis. She’s like Federer on the lads’s tour. She does every thing with quite a lot of move and really simple. I believe she’s the one to beat.”