Re: Ashleigh Barty
My issue above all is the amount of wild cards she's received over the 12 months. 4 w/c's into slams (only one of which was earnt, 2012 AO play-off), a few into WTA tournies and a nice cash bonus for the Hopman Cup.
Im worried with all this that Ash is getting these opportunities a little too easily and may become complacent. Thus, facing some top players will hopefully give her some perspective that a successful career comes from hard work and persistance. I agree Anthony, imagine if she faced some like Gallovits-Hall and smacked her 2 and 2 - the media would go OTT.
Ash seems to be the kind of gal that realises all this, however some tough draws won't hurt her.
There's more to life than just being happy.