Australia’s Ashley Barty says she is not taking any momentum from winning Wimbledon at the US Open and is not involved in the next round because she is world number one.
The mill’s mentality will probably help it advance to the fourth round of the US Open for the first time as it aims to win its third career Grand Slam title and sixth trophy of the year.
“A big part of our year is believing that you don’t win every match and you definitely don’t deserve a big final,” Barty said Thursday. “You have to earn that right.”
Barty defeated Russia’s Vera Zonareva 6-1, 7-6 (9/7) in the first round and defeated Danish 18-year-old Clara Toussaint 6-1, 7-5 at the Arthur Ashe Stadium on Thursday.
“I think it was good to jump in those first two games,” Barty said. “Tennis is not as clean as it was a few weeks ago, but we accept that.
“We keep working and go back to the practice court and now we give ourselves another chance in the third round to fix it.”
Barty, who leads the WTA in 21 this year, won two weeks ago in Cincinnati without leaving a seat to become a clear favorite in New York. He won in Miami, Melbourne and Stuttgart, as well as Wimbledon.
“Every round is a test,” Barty said. “I don’t come to this tournament on my own with any expectation that I would go deep or feel entitled to win the tournament or anything.”
“I just have to play every match like I do in every other tournament and get ready to play my best tennis. That’s all I can ask myself. Whether it’s the first round or the final, my preparation and everything changes. Does not happen. “
Barty, 25, took Wimbledon to the 2019 French Open in his slim trophy case but refused to accept speed as a reward.
“Wimbledon was a long time ago,” he said. “There is a momentum in it. One of my biggest goals was to win this tournament.
“I think playing and understanding how to win a Grand Slam is very unique. Two weeks is a lot of time to focus, a little bit of luck, stay healthy. I’ve learned the hard way that sometimes it The path doesn’t always go for you
“It’s a different level, a different tournament, a very different situation. So it’s hard to get more confidence or speed.”
Obstacles such as Wednesday night’s hurricane that made it difficult to reach Asia on Thursday are another X-Factor Barty visit.
“It was incredible to try to understand what was happening here. I know there have been a lot of floods and a lot of people are in trouble,” he said.
“It took us a while to get here this morning, but we gave him some kind of permission. We were as prepared for it as we could be, and we worked with him.”