Barty revealed she had suffered the injury over the weekend but pressed ahead with her match against Poland’s Magda Linette. After a win in the first round, the discomfort from her injury seemed to get the better of Barty despite treatment.
Linette brought the score to 6-1, 2-2 in the second round and Barty admitted defeat after playing for 48 minutes without much improvement to her injury.
“I’m not quite 100%,” Barty had confessed. “But I can guarantee I will go out there with the right attitude every day and be really accepting of that and give it a crack no matter what.”
Speaking to the press after the match today, the Australian champion said it was “a small miracle that we could get on court for that first round.”
“We did absolutely everything we could to give myself a chance.” She added. “We’ve had a brilliant time and it’s disappointing to end like this and I’ve had my fair share of tears this week but its all good, everything happens for a reason and there will be a silver lining in this eventually. Once I find out what that is, it’ll make me feel better but it will be there I’m sure.”
Ashleigh Barty’s attention will now turn to recovering from her injury in time for Wimbledon in June.
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