"We started from scratch"
Barty frequently refers to “we” in her answers and interviews, paying credit to her team for such sensational results.
The Queenslander is clearly a pleasure to work with, so much so that her childhood coach Jim Joyce, who moulded her canny game, flew to the United Kingdom as well as Barty’s parents to witness the historic triumph in Birmingham.
“You always dream of being No.1 as a little kid, but for it to become a reality is incredible. It really is.
“It’s not something that was even in my realm – this year we were aiming for Top 10 and now to be where we are, it's a testament to all of my team who have put so much time and invested so much passion and energy into my career and try and make me the best that I can be,” insisted Barty.
“I have the most incredible team of people who have been with me these last three years. We started from scratch and now to be where we are, not only for me, it’s a massive achievement for them.”