The combination of party crushing ground strokes and slice backhand was as close to the perfect shot as it was, making her sometimes uncontrollable.
The site of the party’s last three Grand Slam titles – no more obvious than the Australian Open in January – he has not given up a single set to become the tournament’s first home champion since 1978.
With time on her side, the only question immediately after her Australian Open victory was: How many Grand Slams can she win?
The party said that despite his success, he had been thinking about retiring “for a long time”. In fact, he admitted that his decision to retire was confirmed only by his Australian Open and Wimbledon victories last year.
“Last year at Wimbledon a lot has changed for me as a person and as an athlete,” Party said in his retirement video. “When you work hard all your life for the same goal, to win Wimbledon. It was my dream. It was a dream come true that I loved in tennis. It really changed my outlook.”
Following in the footsteps of Justin Henin in 2008, when ranked No. 1 in the world, Party became the second woman in retirement history, but this is not the first time she has left the sport.
In 2014, four years after starting his tennis career, he took a 21-month break at the age of 18, saying “it was too fast” at the time.
Having played cricket professionally for the Brisbane Heat in the Women’s Big Bash League, the Australian has not only shown his immense talent on the court.
He is also an avid golfer and even more talented. In 2020, the party won the women’s championship at the Brookwater Golf Club near Brisbane, and 15-time big winner Tiger Woods once described him as “the best swinger”.
The corona virus outbreak in the 2021 tennis season presented unprecedented challenges as travel restrictions in Australia prevented the party from returning home for most of the year.
At the time the party had won Wimbledon, but – even in achieving his lifelong goal – realized that something was missing.
“I had that courage after Wimbledon and talked to my team a lot about it,” he said. “Only a small part of me was not satisfied, not fully fulfilled. In the second phase of my life there was a change of perspective in me, and my happiness did not depend on the results.”
There is no doubt that his presence in tennis will be greatly lost.
As the lives of all-time greats such as the Williams sisters, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal draw to a close, the party is at the forefront of the current star cast. Game Forward.
But her departure opens the door to many players playing in the women’s sport claiming to be the best in the world.
Iga Swiatek, the latest Indian Wells champion, is probably the best place to do so and will move up to No. 1 in the world after leaving the party. The 20-year-old is already a major champion, having won the French Open in 2020 and become the first Polish player to win a Grand Slam title in history.
He dominated party tennis at every level, winning the Wimbledon, the French Open and the Australian Open and exiting with 15 career titles. He will undoubtedly be remembered as one of the most talented players in the game.
“I know how much work it takes to bring out the best in you,” Barty said. “I have told my team many times that I do not have it anymore.
“I’m not physically motivated, emotional, and all that. That’s what makes me successful.”
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