‘We’ll go with the flow’: Ashleigh Barty returns to life on tour

The World No 1 missed most of 2020 due to Covid concerns but is in Miami for her first overseas event of the year

In the days before the start of the Miami Open, as male players fell from the entry list like flies, much of the discussion was around Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and all those the tournament would be missing. Yet the first week in Miami has underlined a different sensation: the world No 1, Ashleigh Barty, is competing in her first overseas tournament since the pandemic began. The women’s tour feels whole again.

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