I might have one or two beers to go through my loss, says Ashleigh Barty


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I might have one or two beers to go through my loss, says Ashleigh Barty

How could Ashleigh Barty accept her loss to Alison Riske in Wimbledon fourth round on Monday? The Australian player took it with philosophy. "There might be a beer or two. We’ll have to wait and see", said Barty.

"Tough one. I think I started well. I was sticking to how I wanted to play. Then in the second set, I think my serve let me down. I let Alison get back into the match too many times, having looked at second serves. Overall I didn’t play a poor match.

When I needed to, when the big moments were there, Alison played better today. Tough one to swallow but I lost to a better player." On how it felt to play on No. 2 Court despite she is a world No. 1 and defending French Open champions, Barty added: "I think obviously scheduling is very difficult.

There are so many incredible matches all the fans and all the people want to watch, and players want to be a part of. For us, the tennis court is the same size. The surroundings change, yes. They’re a little bit different.

No matter what court you’re scheduled on, it shouldn’t matter how you approach the match or play. It certainly doesn’t for me. Court 2 is a beautiful court here. We played on that court earlier in the rounds and for a doubles match, as well. It’s a beautiful court. I enjoyed my time out there."