Daria Kasatkina admitted that Ashleigh Barty’s collapse in her 2018 Wimbledon match was somewhat understandable since pretty much all of luck was on her side. In her memoir My Dream Time of hers, Barty revealed that her 2018 Wimbledon loss to Kasatkina forced her to do some deep analysis and reflection on how she was doing things.
Then, between 2019 and 2022, Barty won three Grand Slams and peaked as high as world number 1. Barty was still considered the best player in the game when she shockingly announced her retirement last March. «I remember that game.
He would have the same attitude because he had seven or eight net rolls on the deuce, or break points, or 30-30. I know how she felt. I was a bit lucky. It was a good game, but luck was on my side, so I understand what he means.
You can all thank me that after that, Ash was a huge headache for everyone,» Kasatkina told Reem Abulleil.
Ash Barty wrote in her book that a Wimbledon loss to Daria Kasatkina was her lowest point and forced her to reexamine her entire approach to the game and her career.
Ultimately, it led to Barty’s transformation.
What did Barty write about the Kasatkina Wimbledon match?
In the 2018 Wimbledon third round, Kasatkina handed Barty a 7-5, 6-3 loss.
During the match, Barty had a major breakdown and was afterwards «embarrassed and embarrassed». “This crisis has been brewing for months, remaining largely invisible to all but those in my inner sanctum, but now it is spilling into the public spotlight in the British grass court season.
The issue is that my good is great, but my bad is horrible. When I win, I look like a million bucks, but when my tactics don’t work, I lack the maturity to solve my own problems. I am a 22-year-old highly trained professional athlete, but at this point I decide to throw a public tantrum,” Barty wrote in his book.
Also in her book, Barty revealed that she was upset “not only (for) losing the game and losing my s—, but also losing my dignity. I shunned my closest supporters and cried myself to sleep that night, ashamed and embarrassed.»