1
1
1

Barty & Dellacqua: Knuckling Down

WTA Rising Star Ashleigh Barty and fellow Aussie Casey Dellacqua are one of the best teams out there - but how is their Road To Singapore even more exciting this year?

Published June 11, 2014 12:14

Barty & Dellacqua: Knuckling Down
Casey Dellacqua, Ashleigh Barty

BIRMINGHAM, England - For Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua, their breakthrough year in doubles last year ended prematurely - after making three of the four Grand Slam finals, they narrowly missed out on a spot at the four-team WTA Finals doubles event, finishing just one spot out at No.5.

This year, with the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global increasing the doubles format to eight teams, everything has changed - and Barty and Dellacqua are more inspired than ever.

"Casey and I just missed out last year - we were fifth and only four were accepted - so it was pretty heartbreaking," WTA Rising Star Barty said from the Aegon Classic in Birmingham. "Now having eight in singles and doubles is really exciting, not just for us but for everyone on the tour. You can have a few good tournaments, especially in the Slams, and you're right up there contending with everybody."

Click here to read the full story...

Share this page!

Related news

  • Serena Bounces Back, Halep Into SFs

    October 23, 2014
    Serena Williams flipped the script, Caroline Wozniacki conquered a close friend, Petra Kvitova got her revenge and Simona Halep made the semis - it was a big day...
  • Halep: The Best Match Of My Life

    October 22, 2014
    Simona Halep not only scored the biggest win of her career, she dealt Serena Williams the equal-worst loss of hers. Ana Ivanovic out-hit Eugenie Bouchard at night.
  • Wozniacki Wins Sharapova Epic

    October 21, 2014
    Maria Sharapova's hopes for year-end No.1 took a hit as she lost an epic to Caroline Wozniacki. A little later on, Agnieszka Radwanska pulled off a late night surprise.
To The Top
3