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Ashleigh Barty may not play in the 2021 WTA Finals

Ashleigh barty It is the absolute leader of the international female ranking. In fact, he has not let go of the top since he took it on Monday, June 24, 2019. Beyond the advantages of the classification freeze due to the difficulty of competing during the first months of the coronavirus pandemic, there was no rival who it will even come close in qualifying. In addition, she proved to be the most regular player on the entire circuit and the one who currently has the most resources to adapt to all surfaces. Indeed, it is also the one that has accumulated the most points so far in 2021 and, consequently, it is at the top of the Race at WTA Finals. So much so that it is virtually classified. Nevertheless, his presence at the event is a mystery.

Unlike other seasons, the tournament will move from Shenzhen to Guadalajara Due to the restrictions that exist in China, which forced the cancellation of the entire Asian tour. Indeed, the change was not the most pleasant for the No. 1 in the world given that the distance between Australia and Mexico is much greater than that of the Asian giant. In that sense, Craig tyzzer, coach of the Australian player, described as “ridiculous” the playing conditions of the Mexican city.

“The tournament will take place at 1500 meters above sea level and they use balls without pressure, that is, they fly and if they are used in normal conditions they do not bounce. It has never been played in those conditions and I feel that it is ridiculous. As a show I think it becomes scary, “Tyzzer said in a dialogue with the AP agency, according to words published by the agency. ..

While he still left the door open to end up traveling, it seems hard to imagine. The fact of having to cross the land from east to west to start playing the contest on November 8 and that then they should carry out an extensive 14-day quarantine upon return to their country would lead the Australian to make the decision not to compete in the championship that brings together the best eight tennis players of the year. “We will have to sit down and reflect a bit,” he concluded. Logically, the time necessary for vacations and then for a good preseason would be lost.

WHO WOULD BE QUALIFYING TWO MONTHS FROM THE START OF THE TOURNAMENT?

In addition to the aforementioned Barty, the other players who they would be entering the WTA Finals They are Aryna Sabalenka, Karolina Pliskova, Barbora Krejcikova, Iga Swiatek, Maria Sakkari, Naomi Osaka and Garbiñe Muguruza. Then, Ons Jabeur, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Cori Gauff and Elise Mertens are the first four to continue the list in the Race. A fight that will be defined in the following weeks.

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