Ash Barty Corrects Reporter About Cricket During Wimbledon Presser
If you're going to talk to Ash Barty about cricket, make sure you have your facts straight.
Barty needed less than an hour to cast aside Alison Van Uytvanck 6-1 6-3 on Thursday to advance to the third round of Wimbledon.
But during her post-match press conference, her love of cricket took centre stage.
The Australian took a sabbatical from tennis in 2015, and played cricket for the Brisbane Heat and the Queensland Fire.
And even after her meteoric rise to world number one this year, Barty is still in touch with her cricketer friends.
During the press conference, a reporter mentioned the women's Ashes series starting "at the end of the month".
"It's already started," Barty was quick to reply.
"It's game two today."
The reporter was obviously unaware the Southern Stars had already claimed a victory over the English in game one of the series on Tuesday.
Barty said she was in contact with the Australian women and had been hoping to catch up with them while they were in England.
"I chat to them quite a lot," she said.
"We're trying to work out a time where we could catch up, but I'm not sure our schedules will align easily for us to have a catch up."
As for whether Barty will be watching compatriot Nick Kygrios face off against Rafael Nadal later in the day?
"I think I'll be watching the cricket this afternoon," she said with a smile.
In other good news for the Aussies at Wimbledon, John Millman claimed a straight sets win over Serbian seed Laslo Djere.
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Millman routed Djere, the 31st seed, 6-3 6-2 6-2 on Thursday to book a showdown with big-serving American giant-killer Sam Querrey.