World number one Barty to end year-long absence

22 January, 2021 12:00 AM printer

World number one Barty to end year-long absence

World number one Ashleigh Barty will make her first top-level tennis appearance in nearly a year when she joins a star-studded exhibition in Adelaide this month, organisers said on Thursday. Australia’s Barty, who has remained top of the rankings despite not playing since last February, joins a field which also includes major-winners Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka and Simona Halep. “I am looking forward to playing my first match for the 2021 season in Adelaide,” Barty said in a Tennis Australia statement.

 


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