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Today 12:14 PM
guichard
Re: Ashleigh Barty

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Originally Posted by SilverPersian View Post
Eastbourne qualifiers ... seems like it might be too much too soon, given she hasn't played a singles match this year (from what I can tell)?
correct, it will be her first singles match. Eastbourne quallies not too strong , 8th seed will be #543 or lower. It might still be too much for her but she has a chance
Today 12:09 PM
guichard
Re: Ashleigh Barty

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Originally Posted by Kəv. View Post
Yea she will but Surbiton is a VERY long shot. (Unless she goes deep in Eastbourne and gets an SE or something)
yes but still a week to go
Today 11:35 AM
Kəv.
Re: Ashleigh Barty

Yea she will but Surbiton is a VERY long shot. (Unless she goes deep in Eastbourne and gets an SE or something)
Today 11:31 AM
guichard
Re: Ashleigh Barty

So it looks like she will make Eastbourne qualifying
May 19th, 2016 09:13 AM
binky-GOAT
Re: Ashleigh Barty

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Is she going to transform?

(DBZ reference)
May 18th, 2016 10:01 AM
guichard
Re: Ashleigh Barty

Apr 29th, 2016 12:03 AM
GeeTee
Re: Ashleigh Barty

^ I agree too. Cricketers (except some topline bowlers) aren't usually the fittest athletes on the planet.

It's important that when she does come back, she's able to back-up for a series of matches/tournies and avoid injuries.
Apr 28th, 2016 12:07 PM
louloubelle
Re: Ashleigh Barty

^ I agree. If she had trained hard before the 'announcement' then you could expect she'd jump straight back into it. Instead it looks like (through the hiring of a personal trainer) she's made the decision to come back and then had to get back into better shape for singles.
Apr 28th, 2016 11:29 AM
binky-GOAT
Re: Ashleigh Barty

Maybe she feels she isn't in the condition she'd like to be for singles yet. It's much more physical than doubles.
Apr 20th, 2016 12:55 PM
1MillionthSamFan
Re: Ashleigh Barty

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Originally Posted by stromatolite View Post
I have to admit that it is puzzling that she is taking so much time to build up to her singles re-entry.
I'm sure after trying their hearts out at the Fed Cup, all the negative attention from the public and press on the Fed Cup team, can't be too encouraging for Barty to make a quick comeback. Such things may scare her and throw her back into the more protected life of a cricket sports woman.
Apr 20th, 2016 12:30 PM
guichard
Re: Ashleigh Barty

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I have to admit that it is puzzling that she is taking so much time to build up to her singles re-entry.
Yes, it is but she was doing the samething before her break.
Apr 20th, 2016 10:39 AM
stromatolite
Re: Ashleigh Barty

I have to admit that it is puzzling that she is taking so much time to build up to her singles re-entry.
Apr 20th, 2016 10:31 AM
stromatolite
Re: Ashleigh Barty

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Originally Posted by louloubelle View Post
^ In what way....?? Do you think she's she'll show up at Wimbledon quallies by playing these grass tournies?
I don't have any clear idea of what her plans are, but Nicole said that Ash would like to play on grass and that there are other options as well. There really isn't anything I am reading in rest of the article that suggests that her plan for re-entry is definitively focused on getting into a grass tournament. More like that they are checking out what is possible on the grass, as one possible option
Apr 20th, 2016 10:26 AM
guichard
Re: Ashleigh Barty

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I think she is a little delusional if she thinks she's going to jump back onto the grass for singles. There is no way she will get into any grass tournament, not even the pre RG ones in Asia like Gifu, without a ranking.If she expects to head over to Britain and play the grass ITFs in the grass season and nab WCs, she will likely, and rightfully, be given the cold shoulder.

If she wanted to start singles on grass, then she should have played Mildura. Not everyone is going to run round giving out WCs to cater for her preferences
Last year even some of those grass UK ITF had unranked players in qualifying. As for WC may be she already has 1 or 2 secured .
Apr 20th, 2016 10:22 AM
louloubelle
Re: Ashleigh Barty

^ In what way....?? Do you think she's she'll show up at Wimbledon quallies by playing these grass tournies?
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