Barty announces her decision on Instagram
The Australian announced her shocking decision in an unusual way. On Instagram, she posted her short interview with her ex-husband partner – Casey Dellacqua.
“Today is a difficult and emotional day for me as I announce my departure Tennis. I wasn’t sure how to share this news with you, so I asked my dear friend Casey Dellacqua for help. I am so grateful for everything this sport has given me and I feel very proud and fulfilled. Thanks to everyone who helped me on this path, I will always be grateful for the lifelong memories we made together ”- Barty wrote in the description of the film.
Barty wants to pursue other dreams
During the interview, she said, “This is the first time I’ve ever said it out loud and it’s hard for me to pass it through my mouth. But I’m happy and ready. I know in my heart it’s now. It’s time to chase other dreams.”
Party is a discovery of tennis in recent years. She won Grand Slam singles tournaments three times: Roland Garros (2019), Wimbledon (2021) and the Australian Open (2022). Previously, she was the US Open (2018) Doubles Champion.
She was appointed as the WTA Ranking Leader on June 24, 2019 and she still holds it today.
The WTA said goodbye to its current best tennis player with beautiful words:
For every girl who liked you.
Each of us is inspired.
For your love of the game.
Thank you for the wonderful mark you left on and off the field and in our hearts.”
Iga Świątek will become the WTA Ranking Leader
Two months ago, Barty won the Australian Open by defeating American Danielle Collins 6:3, 7:6 (2) in the final. Toy He had an unusual cycle. In the first match, Barty won with complete confidence, but in the second match she was already losing 1: 5, but she won four games in a row and broke the tie, which she won by all means. It was a great display of her tennis strength. Today it turned out that it was the last match of her professional career.
Barty’s decision means that she has unofficially become the WTA World Ranking Leader Iga Christmaswho won the championship in Indian Wells on Sunday. Polish women are also number 1 when it comes to WTA Race . Ranking.
Currently, in the WTA rating, Świątek has lost as much as 2,204 points to Barty. However, a Polish woman can quickly make up for the loss, because Barty will not defend her achievements. Had schweteke succeeded in winning the next championship in Miami, the difference would have narrowed to 269 points. Only 55 points were defended in Florida.
Even if the WTA doesn’t decide to remove Barty from the rankings due to ending her career, she may still be Świątek Ranking leader already in the beginning of May.
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