Debris Barty won their third Newcombe Medal as Australia’s top tennis player this week however the world number one says they wants to acquire an increasingly pined for award at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
The 23-year-old has had a hurricane 2019, asserting their lady Grand Slam title at the French Open to turn into the primary Australian to win one of the four majors since Sam Stosur’s 2011 U.S. Open triumph.
Barty additionally turned into Australia’s first lady to procure the No. 1 positioning since Evonne Goolagong during the 1970s and drove the country to the Fed Cup last without precedent for over a fourth of a century.
“I’m really excited to hopefully be a part of my very first Olympics,” Barty told reporters in Melbourne on Tuesday. “I think it could make the year extra special, but there are so many parts of the year that I’m looking forward to.”
Their first enormous objective in 2020 will be to end their nation’s long hang tight for a home victor at the Australian Open which begins one month from now.
The latter was Chris O’Neil, who guaranteed the ladies’ title at the 1978 competition.
Barty will be the focal point of consideration as top seed at Melbourne Park however said it would not change their methodology.
“There are 127 other girls in the draw that I have to try and beat as well,” they said.
“Regardless of the number next to your name, everyone’s trying to do the same thing.”
“It’s about me preparing in the right way over the next five or six weeks to give myself the best chance to be ready and to be feeling really good coming into the Australian Open.”