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Published: 12:58 | 10/6/19

Barty not letting her height stand in her way


Ashleigh Barty insists her size will have no bearing on his ability to win the ladies singles at Wimbledon.

The Australian defeated Marketa Vondrousova to claim a maiden French Open title at Roland Garros and she will be hoping to add to her Grand Slam record at SW19 next month.

Barty is the shortest player in the top ten but she has a good record on grass having won junior Wimbledon in 2011 and the Nottingham Open last year and she believes her height should not stand in her way of winning a second Grand Slam title.

"I’m not that little. I was very fortunate that my coach developed this game and created this game that was technically sound," Barty commented.

"I know that my technique is sound and that I can trust it. It’s been a natural progression of becoming stronger, not growing any taller, but getting stronger and being able to trust myself and hit my spots on my serve.

"My serve is a massive part of my game, and I try and think my way around the court."

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