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Ashleigh Barty practices forehand volleys with cricket bat

ANI
Published : Apr 11, 2020, 6:17 pm IST
Updated : Apr 11, 2020, 6:17 pm IST

Barty shared a video on Twitter in which she can be seen practicing her forehand volleys

Ashleigh Barty. DC File Photo
 Ashleigh Barty. DC File Photo

New Delhi: Australian tennis player Ashleigh Barty on Saturday practiced her trademark forehand volleys with a cricket bat to do something productive in the self-isolation period.

All sporting action across the world has come to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic.

 

Barty shared a video on Twitter in which she can be seen practicing her forehand volleys.

"Brick wall, golf ball, technique bat and forehand volleys. Sir Donald inspired Cricket bat and ball, Happy Easter everyone! #stayhome," Barty tweeted.

Barty, who plays professional tennis now, had also tried her hand at cricket and she represented Brisbane Heat in the Women's Big Bash League.

She had taken a break from her tennis career in 2014 and a year later she played in the Women's Big Bash League (WBBL) for Brisbane Heat.

However, she made her return to tennis in 2016.

Barty had won the French Open in 2019 defeating Marketa Vondrousova in the finals.

 

As a result, she had become the first player from her country to win a major singles title since Samantha Stosur at the 2011 US Open.

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