Barty in doubt for Indian Wells and WTA Finals in Mexico

© ASSOCIATED PRESS Ashleigh Barty (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Ashleigh Barty is undecided about playing in next month’s prestigious Indian Wells tournament in California, on top of doubts about her appearance at the season-ending WTA championships, meaning the world No.1’s 2021 season could end abruptly.

Having been on the road since March and with an up-and-down year behind her, highlighted by a memorable Wimbledon triumph but also a hip injury which ended her Roland-Garros campaign, a “pretty tired and pretty fatigued” Barty could soon opt for more time back home.

Aside from a possible withdrawal from Indian Wells – starting on October 6 and usually held in March – 25-year-old Barty is also in extreme doubt for the WTA’s season-ending event in November, to be held in Mexico, a location which did not please her trusted coach Craig Tyzzer.

Barty two years ago famously pocketed the richest cheque in women’s tennis history – $US4.42 million – for winning the WTA Finals in Shenzhen, China, as part of a stunning 2019 season in which the Queenslander raced to the world’s No.1 ranking.

But with WTA events in China currently off the table due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the WTA Finals – reserved for the top eight women’s players – will be held in Guadalajara, Mexico, before a planned return to Shenzhen in 2022 and beyond.

The finals will finish on November 15 and Barty faces a two-week quarantine stint in Australia before reuniting with family and friends. That timing combined with the unexpected location and the altitude – Guadalajara, the second largest Mexican city, sits at 1566 metres – means the Queenslander faces a tough call about when she embarks on a homeward journey.

Barty has been off the court since exiting the US Open in the third round two weeks ago. That came after her Tokyo Olympics gold medal singles pursuit ended at the first step before she won a mixed doubles bronze with John Peers. Barty is resting up in the United Kingdom.

“She’s having a bit of a break. We’ll make a decision in the next week or so,” Tyzzer said. “She’s pretty tired and pretty fatigued.”

Tyzzer, who has been by Barty’s side since her return to the tour in 2016 after the junior star had a sabbatical from tennis, hit the road with Barty in March. The Queenslander’s position as the undisputed top player in women’s tennis has been highlighted by five titles this year, the first coming on the eve of the Australian Open as Barty returned to competition after opting out of international travel last year due to health concerns surrounding the pandemic.

Tyzzer, however, has returned to Australia and is currently completing quarantine. He described the move to stage the WTA Finals at altitude in Guadalajara, which also hosted a WTA 250 event in March, as “not the greatest advertisement” for the game’s leading women’s players.

In January Barty will again strive to end Australia’s decades-long drought to produce a home-grown Australian Open champion, with the tournament due to begin on January 17.

Tyzzer said a six-to-eight-week pre-season in Australia was the optimum time ahead of next year’s grand slam event.

“[This year has been] the toughest tour I’ve ever had to experience,” said Tyzzer. “If she plays any more [tournaments] it’s going to stretch the season really long.

“It has been pretty strenuous. She needs time to get her body right [ahead of Australia]. We’ve been dealing with issues throughout the year.”

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