She could also be on the opposite facet of the world however Ash Barty received’t be feeling homesick.
The Aussie tennis star is in Paris getting ready for the French Open, the place she’s chasing a second grand slam crown to go along with the Roland Garros title she received in 2019.
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Taking to Instagram on Friday evening (AEDT), Barty confirmed off a present field she’d acquired to make sure she doesn’t go wanting for any of her favorite home-grown treats.
“When the final word care package deal is ready for you in Paris,” she captioned the put up, full with a love-heart eyes emoji.
Within the care package deal had been: Vegemite and cheese Shapes, Vegemite, Milo, Cadbury Caramilk Marble chocolate and Merlo espresso.
Barty’s dietitian may not be impressed to see her scoffing down too a lot of these treats earlier than a serious however what higher solution to have fun a second French Open win than with a few of Australia’s favorite snacks.
Barty left Australian shores in March and acknowledged she could not be capable of return residence till the top of the 2021 season due to quarantine restrictions and border closures in place to guard towards the unfold of COVID-19.
Whereas the 25-year-old is not any stranger to lengthy intervals away from residence, she admitted in March that settling right into a stretch that would final till November if your complete season goes forward, would take some getting used to.
“Unquestionably it was one thing that was new to me, new to try to wrap my head round and comprehend the place we’re going to be away for such an prolonged interval,” Barty mentioned.
“In fact there have been tears the times main up (to leaving Australia). There have been tears once I did lastly go away, after which after we left. Then we had been delayed and needed to go away once more. It was all type of occurring.”
Barty was trying in high quality type on clay heading into the French Open, profitable a event in Stuttgart then making it to the ultimate in Madrid, the place she misplaced to Aryna Sabalenka.
Nonetheless, an arm harm pressured the Queenslander out of her quarterfinal towards American teenager Coco Gauff in Rome earlier this month.
“It was actually necessary that I take heed to my physique figuring out we’ve a grand slam in two weeks’ time.” Barty mentioned. “It’s one thing I’ve needed to handle over my profession. It pops up each every so often.
“I’m assured in my workforce. We all know the way to handle this harm to know that in a few weeks it’ll be high quality.”
In the meantime, Barty maintained her world No. 1 standing as Iga Swiatek’s victory on the Rome Open noticed the Pole enter the highest 10 for the primary time in her profession when the brand new WTA rankings had been printed final Monday.
The 19-year-old, who will head to Roland Garros as defending French Open champion, beat Karolina Pliskova 6-0 6-0 within the closing in Rome to climb six locations to ninth, leapfrogging her Czech opponent, who slipped to tenth.
The primary eight locations within the standings stay unchanged, with Barty not solely holding on to prime spot for the 73rd week however rising her lead over Naomi Osaka.