Ashleigh Barty may be missing out on Grand Slam titles in 2020, but she's still picking up hardware. The Aussie switched seamlessly from tennis to golf over the weekend and won the Brookwater Club tournament in Queensland.
Men's winner Louis Dobbelaar, a two-time Queensland amateur champion, raved about Barty's skills.
"She's got all the tools if she wants to pursue it. If she put her mind to it, I'm sure she could," Dobbelaar told the Australian Associated Press (AAP).
Barty's boyfriend Garry Kissick is a PGA trainee professional and they met at Brookwater Club in 2016. The 24-year-old famously left tennis in 2014 for nearly two years and played professional cricket, so it should come as no surprise that her talents extend even further.
It has been a difficult decision to make but unfortunately I will not be competing in Europe this year. Last year’s French Open was the most special tournament of my career so this is not a decision I have made lightly. There are two reasons for my decision. The first is the health risks that still exist with Covid. The second is my preparation, which has not been ideal without my coach being able to train with me due to the state border closures in Australia. I wish the players and the French Federation all the best for a successful tournament. I now look forward to a long preseason and the summer in Australia. It has been a challenging year for everyone and although I am disappointed on a tennis front, the health and well-being of my family and my team will always be my priority. Thank you to my fans for your continued support, I can’t wait to play for you again.
The world No. 1 skipped the New York swing and will miss defending her French Open title in Paris due to COVID-19. Australia has been especially strict with restrictions and she explained that she hasn't been able to train properly.