Ashleigh barty began in 2022 as is customary in her. The Australian was consecrated in the first WTA 500 of the season by beating Adelaide in the final Elena Rybakina (14th). A new victory that adds to a long list of titles and records.
In 2021, Barty sealed her magnificent return to the circuit by joining a select group of players who finished as No. 1 in the world for three consecutive seasons. The Queensland original ranks on that list alongside Steffi graf, Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert Y Serena Williams.
A few weeks after the feat that was awarded, the Australian returned to competition after a four-month break to start her campaign at home. Thus, she won the first WTA 500 of the year in Adelaide by beating the representative of Kazakhstan in the final, Rybakina, by 6-3 and 6-2. Triumph that shows the dazzling effectiveness of the current leader of the tour.
Since 2019, Barty has played 32 tournaments, winning 11 of themincluding Roland Garros Y Wimbledon. Numbers that position her at the top regarding the success rate within the circuit with 34.4%, according to the WTA. Follow him Naomi osaka (13th), with 16.7%, thanks to the five titles obtained in the 2019-2021 period, in which he acquired three of his four Grand Slam titles (Australian Open 2019/2021 and US Open 2020).
For the third time, Ash is crowned in Australian lands (previously Adelaide 2020; Melbourne 2021), an ideal start to the season to set his sights on the upcoming Grand Slam and that will have it as the top favorite, still with the illusion of succeeding Chris O’Neil, the last venue to lift the trophy in the 1978 edition.