- None of the last 13 Wimbledon winners were under 1.7m
- Barty believes her power belies her 1.66m height
Ashleigh Barty insists her diminutive size shouldn’t be a barrier to winning Wimbledon and believes she boasts the power game needed to claim the greatest prize in tennis.
Barty ended Australia’s eight-year wait for major when she won the French Open on Saturday. She will now head into the grass-court season in career-best form having won 31 matches – more than any other player on the WTA Tour – this year. The new world No.2 was too hot to handle for Marketa Vondrousova in the Roland Garros decider with her power belying her 1.66 metre frame.
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