A few days ago, world number 1 Ashleigh Barty announced her retirement from tennis at just 25 years old. A long-thought-out decision that has left all women tennis fans speechless. She said: "Today is a difficult day and exciting for me because I am announcing my retirement from tennis.
I want to chase other dreams. I am aware that this is the right choice, at this moment I have no more motivations and above all I do not have the desire to play at high levels." An absolutely shocking and unexpected announcement for the tennis player, that she, already in 2014, had initially retired to devote herself to cricket.
In 2016 she changed her mind and she decided to return and this choice has brought her many successes. Three Grand Slam titles, the last about two months ago of her in her Melbourne with Barty who was now the favorite in every major tournament of the WTA Tour.
Barty thinks about it and goes back to playing tennis.
Ashleigh Barty thinks back: she will come back to playing tennis!
In these hours, however, the sensational news has arrived that completely reverses the situation. During a podcast, the Australian tennis player announced her come back to the tennis court: "Yes, I have second thoughts.
In retrospect, my retirement was a bad decision. I have decided that I will return to tennis starting from the grass swing, with the intention to be competitive for Wimbledon. My goal is to win the US Open and complete the career grand Slam, and become the GOAT of women's tennis.
I want to be remembered as Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Steffi Graff and all the others great champions. I'll be back to play! " If you have read the article so far we can tell you that you were the victims of an April Fool!
The editors of Tennis World USA wish Ashleigh Barty all the best and success in every professional and private choice she makes!