Not only is it the day she booked a first career Grand Slam semi-final, using her versatility to prevail past Madison Keys 6-3, 7-5.
If you also scroll back to the draw at Nottingham, UK, on June 6th 2016 you’ll see Barty return to the Tour after a two-year hiatus.
Her ranking had plummeted to world No.623 and exactly three years later has ensured she’ll be the first Australian in the top five since Samantha Stosur in 2012.
“It was always the goal to come back and try and put myself in a position where I'm competing against the world's best,” said the 23-year-old.
“When I had my time off, I think it was just a gradual progression of missing the competition, missing what I loved. I love this sport, and I'm very lucky to be in the position I am now. With an amazing team around me, we're enjoying it, having a lot of fun, having some amazing results.”
It's that team mentality and pure positivity which has enabled Barty’s game to be moulded and crafted for all surfaces.
Mastering the clay
Prior to the 2019 swing, Barty had never truly adapted to the clay, without progress past the second round in Paris in five attempts.
“Oh, it's incredible. I felt for myself and my team, we have approached this clay-court season a little bit differently to others. Have really enjoyed it, embraced it. Have been playing some pretty good tennis,” stated Barty, who is surprised her first major semi-final has occurred on clay.