Ashleigh Barty: 'I am speechless after French Open title'


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Ashleigh Barty: 'I am speechless after French Open title'

Ashleigh Barty feels excited about her French Open title. The Australian defeated Marketa Vondrousova 6-1 6-3 in the final on Saturday. "For a lot of the Aussies out there, I think for us it's a celebration of not just these two weeks but the last two or three years for myself and my team.

I have an extraordinary group of genuine, authentic people around me. This is just a byproduct of what we've been able to do, all the work that we have done, and it's incredible and I'm speechless. It's remarkable.

At the moment it's a bit too much and a bit out there, really. But it's amazing. I mean, we have done the work, and we tried to put ourselves in these positions. Now that we're here, it's just incredible. It's been an incredible couple of weeks, that's for sure.

I think any time I can play my brand of tennis, I know that I can match it against the best in the world. For the last fortnight, the stars have aligned for me. I have been able to play really good tennis when I've needed it.

This is just incredible. I never dreamt that I'd be sitting here with this trophy here at the French Open. I mean, obviously we have dreams and goals as children, but this is incredible." Barty enjoys the tennis tour: "I think first and foremost is that we've got a pretty amazing world that we live in in the tennis world.

It's remarkable. We come to beautiful cities and play in front of thousands of people who generally love this sport. And for us, it's about going out there and trying to entertain those people and trying to fulfil our dreams."