Earth quantity one particular Ashleigh Barty may not be defending her French Open title later on this month, but that hasn’t stopped her from winning more silverware – apart from this time, in golf.
Now an adept cricketer, having previously played for the Brisbane Heat in the inaugural period of the Women’s Significant Bash, Australian Barty swapped her racquet for a club to earn the women’s championship at the Brookwater Golf Club close to Brisbane.
The 24-12 months-aged, whose father as soon as represented Australia as an newbie golfer, clinched the title with a 7&five victory in the matchplay ultimate.
But golfing isn’t really a new interest of Barty’s.
Her boyfriend, Garry Kissick, is a PGA trainee expert at Brookwater, the place they fulfilled in 2016, whilst she formerly caught the eye of 15-time important winner Tiger Woods in advance of the Presidents Cup in Melbourne past yr, with Woods stating she experienced a “good swing”.
“She’s received all the resources if she needs to pursue it. If she set her brain to it, I am confident she could,” men’s winner Louis Dobbelaar informed the Australian Connected Push.
“I have found pretty a whole lot of golfers arrive from various sporting activities and she’s the one that stands out the most – by far truly. Her ball-striking’s really fantastic. She just receives that in a natural way from tennis, the hand-eye stuff.”
Barty withdrew from the French Open up previously this thirty day period mainly because of worries about coronavirus.
She has also been not able to teach with her Melbourne-primarily based coach for the reason that of the point out border closures imposed in Australia to reduce the unfold of Covid-19.