Ashleigh Barty ‘physically and mentally exhausted’ reveals coach
Ashleigh Barty requires an extended rest after a gruelling season consisting of over six months playing on the road, according to her coach.
The world number one has played nine tournaments and claimed four titles since leaving Australia back in March, and will be winding down her 2021 soon.
Her coach Craig Tyzzer, spoke recently about the state of Barty, and how she has truly earned rest off the court.
“She needs to get home, she’s a super homebody,” Tyzzer told the Australian Associated Press.
“Indian Wells is still on the radar but she just needs a rest. She was physically and mentally exhausted. So I told her to just get away and have a holiday and just refresh everything. We’ll probably make a decision at the end of the week about what she’s going to do depending on where she’s at.”
Barty is currently spending time in the UK following the US Open. The Wimbledon champion is also a doubt to flay the season-ending WTA Finals, where she would be the defending champion after the 2020 edition was cancelled.
Due to the pandemic, the usual host of Shenzhen in China is not an option, which has seen the event relocated to Guadalajara, Mexico, throwing up new problems logistically and with conditions, given the event will be at altitude.
“It certainly isn’t easy for us to get there and to play that event in Mexico and then to come back and have to do two (more) weeks (in quarantine) and then your summer is sort of ruined as well,” Tyzzer continued.
“It’s a decision we’ll have to sit and mull over quite a bit.”
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