Craig Tyzzer reveals when he noticed Ashleigh Barty's motivation started to decline

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Craig Tyzzer reveals when he noticed Ashleigh Barty's motivation started to decline

Coach Craig Tyzzer saw the decline in Ashleigh Barty's motivation soon after she achieved her chidlhood dream of winning Wimbledon. On Wednesday, world No. 1 Barty announced she was retiring from tennis at the age of 25.

“I sort of started (believing her career was coming to an end) after Wimbledon,” Tyzzer said during Barty’s farewell press conference on Thursday, per 7News. “I mean, that was an obvious goal for us and once she achieved it, it was ...

I think once we got to the Olympics, it sort of hit home for me, that there wasn’t much left in her. “The motivation wasn’t there except when she played doubles with Storm (Sanders) and mixed doubles with John Piers (at the Olympics), her singles really went by the wayside.

“I sort of felt she’d climbed where she needed to get to, and it was going to be a hard slog to keep her involved”.

Barty explained her decision

In a conversation with Casey Dellacqua, Barty admitted that she doesn't have the required willingness and motivation to do it anymore.

"I know much work it takes to bring the best out of yourself. I've said it to my team multiple times, I just don't have it in me anymore. I don't have the physical drive, the emotional want, and everything it takes to challenge yourself at the very top of the level anymore.

I just know that I'm absolutely spent. I know I have physically I have nothing more to give. That for me is success. I've given eveything I can to this beautiful sport of tennis. I'm really happy with that. For me that is my success," Barty said.

Barty went out as a great champion as she won the two of the last three Grand Slams. Barty will now focus on pursuing dreams and goals that aren't related to tennis.