Re: Will Barty be one of the most consistent #1s in history?
Shorty Barty's big serve!!!
For a little 5'5 short girl to have such a big serve is extremely unusual.
Barty is #3 on the year end ace list, right behind the giants Ka Pliskova and Bertens.
All the other top ten players on the ace list are 5'9 to 6'1.
Barty's big serve is what gives her the edge over the other short players,
and her short player movement gives her an edge over the slow tall players.
She also has good groundies.
Combined, this makes Barty very difficult to beat, but not impossible.
Barty's main drawback is her emotions. When she overpowers the opp into a weak position, she tends to over hit the winner shot and makes an error.
And she has a belly full of Vegemite!!!!