Strong and negative news for the end of the year. Ashleigh Barty, No. 1 in the world, announced this friday what He will not play the WTA Finals in Guadalajara, thinking of returning to the circuit at the Australian Open 2022. Thus, the Australian closed her season and chose to take care of her physique and not go to the appointment that will be held in Mexico.
The best in the ranking returned home to Australia shortly after the US Open and now announced her retirement from all remaining 2021 tournaments. “I wanted everyone to know that I will not compete in any more tournaments this year, including the WTA Finals in Mexico. “, said.
“It was a tough decision, but I need to prioritize my body and my recovery from our 2021 season and focus on having the strongest preseason for the Australian summer.”
Barty’s five tour-leading individual titles included her second Grand Slam victory, with her first Wimbledon, where she was the first Australian to triumph since her friend and mentor Evonne Goologong Cawley claimed the 1981 women’s title.
He was also crowned in Melbourne, Miami, Stuttgart and Cincinnati. “With the continuing challenges of traveling back to Queensland and the quarantine requirements, I am not willing to compromise my preparation for January,” added Barty.
“I wish the WTA team and the players all the best for a successful WTA final and the rest of the year,” remarked the Australian.