Although WTA world primary Ashleigh Barty did not play a single match in February, the now 3-time Grnd Slam champion continues to dominate the world rankings, reaching even greater milestones.
The Australian tennis participant has began 2022 off to an important begin, dominating each match she has performed. Ash Barty has executed nothing lower than win each house tournaments she has performed on this 12 months.
First, she gained the WTA 500 match in Adelaide, then she gained her first Australian Open the next week. She thus grew to become the primary Australian tennis participant since 1978 (when this match was nonetheless performed on grass) to triumph at Melbourne Park.
Ashleigh Barty’s historic information
The 25-year-old Ipswich native began her 117th profession week as world No. history of women’s tennis.
From subsequent week, Barty will overtake the Belgian tennis participant and intention for sixth place, at the moment occupied by a tennis legend resembling Monica Seles (178 weeks). In phrases of consecutive weeks spent on the prime of the WTA rankings, the Australian has reached 110 consecutive weeks, which is the fifth longest streak within the history of the WTA rankings.
Only Steffi Graf (186 weeks), Serena Williams (186 weeks), Martina Navratilova (156 weeks) and Chris Evert (113 weeks) have executed higher than Barty in WTA history. The fourth place, occupied by the previous American tennis participant, is solely 3 weeks away and the 2900 factors that Barty at the moment has appear to have the ability to enable him to make an imminent overtaking.
Ashleigh Barty didn’t take part in any tournaments in February, however she plans to return to competitors in mid-March to compete within the Indian Wells Master 1000 and the Miami Master.
There will then be extra probability for her to proceed her flight and to substantiate that every of her opponents will face an important problem in eager to beat her.