Ashleigh Barty comments on Serena Williams not knowing she is No. 1


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Ashleigh Barty comments on Serena Williams not knowing she is No. 1

Ashleigh Barty gave her thoughts on Serena Williams saying that she did not know that the Australian Open had become the new world No. 1. Barty said: “Serena hasn’t been at many of the tournaments lately so it’s not really something that I worry about."

Barty would love to play on Centre Court: "It would be incredible, it really would. It’s one of the most beautiful courts in the world. But I’ll play wherever I’m scheduled. There’s not a bad court here at Wimbledon.

They’re all very special in their own right, they’re all very beautiful and I certainly enjoyed playing on Court 2 today. It was really nice to hear some Aussies out there and to get some support, it was incredible”.

“Really clean match, the only blemish was at the end, trying to serve it out. I knew I had to have my running shoes on today. Happy with the way everything went." On Cori Gauff reaching the third round at 15 years of age, Barty added: "She’s incredible.

She really is. I saw her play a few years ago. What you see is just an incredible athlete. I think she’s got a really good head on her shoulders. She seems very mature. From the outside looking in, she seems like she’s really enjoying her tennis.

Looks like a big-game player. Loves the spotlight. Loves the moment. But also she’s earned her way here. She earned her way through qualifying, played some exceptional tennis.’ I think she’s going to have a very, very bright future”.

“With her age eligibility rule, I think she’s a little bit limited, which I think they should change,” Stephens told press on Tuesday. “But other than that, I think she’s on the right path. I think she has two great parents that are looking out for her, protecting her, making sure she has everything she needs.

From that sense, I think there’s nothing but positives coming out of that corner. We’ll just have to see”.