World No. 1 Ash Barty has said that she was shattered to learn that Wimbledon will not be taking place this year but is looking forward to returning to the All England Club in 2021. In a message, she posted on her Twitter account, Barty said, "Shattered to not be heading to my favourite place this year 😔 Wimbledon will always be so very special to me.
Looking forward to making new memories in 2021" On Wednesday, the All England Club decided to cancel the 2020 edition of Wimbledon due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. This marks the first time that Wimbledon will not be held since World War II.
Barty's best performance in the singles event at Wimbledon has been reaching the fourth round in 2019. She also reached the third round in 2018. In doubles, Barty reached the finals in her Wimbledon debut in 2013 with fellow Aussie Casey Dellacqua.
In 2019, she reached the third round in doubles as well. She also won the girls' singles title at Wimbledon in 2011. While several other players had protested about the movement of Roland Garros to September, Barty had commented that she would be happy to play the tournament whenever it was held.
Shattered to not be heading to my favourite place this year 😔 Wimbledon will always be so very special to me.
Looking forward to making new memories in 2021 💚💜 pic.twitter.com/BEWsoEDNX6 — Ash Barty (@ashbarty) April 2, 2020