Two-time Grand Slam champion Ashleigh Barty has been one of the best players for over the last couple of years but she is still trying to improve and get better.
“It’s a complete development of everything. Time and time again I want to try and be a complete player,” Barty said, per 7News.
“I want to try and make sure there are no holes in my game. We just continue to do the work.
“It’s continuing to try to work on my game and better every facet of my game, whether it’s how I hit a specific forehand, when I use a shot. It’s all about using that in matches correctly.
“A lot of that is match awareness as much as being able to strike a tennis ball.”
Barty enters 2022 ranked at No. 1
For a third consecutive season Barty finished ranked at No. 1 in the world.
“That is a challenge that I love,” Barty said after entering her 110th week atop the women’s rankings.
“I love to try to get better each and every day. I feel as though if you can continue to improve each and every day, that’s a good thing. That’s kind of what you’re after.”
Barty hasn’t played since the US Open and she is thrilled to be starting her season in Australia and seeing some familiar faces for the first time in a long time.
“It’s the start of the Aussie summer. It’s nice to be back in tournament mode, see some girls around, see some faces around,” Barty said.
“For a few of the girls, I haven’t seen in along time. It’s nice to be back. Yeah, we’re getting ready to go.
“I’m excited now to try and bring it all together as best that I can and understand in the next couple weeks I’ll have to be patient with myself.
“It has been a while since I’ve played a competitive match but I feel good. I feel ready.”