Ash Barty turns focus to US Open after winning fifth title of Year

Ash Barty will turn his attention to the US Open after winning his fifth title of the season. Ash Barty won the Cincinnati Open, adding another title to her collection after upsetting surprise Swiss finalist Jil Teichmann in the previous round.

 Ashleigh Barty

Following a flawless seven-day stay in Ohio, the Australian No. 1 is feeling “extremely strong,” according to her, in the lead-up to the US Open, where she will compete in her fifth consecutive US Open final.

According to the results of the Wimbledon final on Sunday, it appeared that the Wimbledon champion was at a different level than her opponent. Her performance in the final was flawless; she completed it in just over two hours, securing her 13th professional title.

Barty stated that the latest achievement was an awesome week. She also added the word “we”, indicating that her win was the sole result of a great team effort.

She felt that with each match, she and her team were getting better and better in most parts of the game.

Barty also stated the importance of trusting herself and playing with confidence. She needed to get after the ball, be aggressive and get a run on.

Teichmann, 76, attempted to extend her Wimbledon final victory over Belinda Bencic, world No. 2 Naomi Osaka, and Wimbledon finalist Karolina Pliskova.

Barty, who won 85 percent of the points with her devastating, flawless first serve and five times her own delivery, was unique.

Following a shared opening six games, Barty spread eight games in a row with surgical precision, including eight aces, implying a difficult afternoon in the heat.

However, Teichmann required a timed exercise to cure blisters on her right foot during the second stage, delaying the inevitable.

When Teichmann served for the match 5-0 and earned her first break, she broke Barty’s delivery. However, Barty’s first solo victory in Cincinnati since 1973 was mainly attributed to a Teichman forehand.

Barty’s victory was the game’s 40th, and she is now 5-1 in finals, having defeated Aryna Sabalenka in Madrid, Miami, Stuttgart, Wimbledon, and Cincinnati.

When beaten, Barty’s opponent, Teichman, received the loss by saying that her opponent was a complete player. Teichman admitted that Barty had changed the rhythm. She then added that Barty was an exceptional no.1.

Teichman was not the only pro player who had put a good word for Barty. Andy Murray was also one of them. In fact, Murray and Barty complimented each other on different occasions.

Recently, Barty praised Andy Muray during his appearance at the Cincinnati Open. But it seemed that their feelings were reciprocal. Barty could do the same thing to Andy Murray. She had nothing but compliments to say about the former ATP world number 1.

Barty said that her compliment was to Andy Murray, saying that he was an incredible champion. She also complimented Andy’s mother by saying that her mother had raised an incredible man. She also hoped that Murray could hold on and be healthy, proceeding to win more big events.

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