After Ash Barty has won her home title today, her coach Craig Tyzzer believes that there was a major stumbling block to her finishing a career slam which is the type of ball being used at the US Open.
Tyzzer who has been working with Barty for the past three years said that with the US Open using a very light ball for women’s competition, it will be near impossible for Barty to add a missing trophy in her Slam Cabinet.
After the world no.1 tennis player beats Danielle Collins in finals by 6-3, 7-6 at the Rod Laver Arena, Tyzzer said that US Open really needs to change the ball for the girls, in fact, they still use different balls for men and women. For someone like Barty, it is a terrible ball.
Tyzzer believes that even in Cincinnati, Ohio when they use the US Open ball, the 25-year-old could actually get some hit out of the court, but the ball itself is very light.
Tyzzer further said that Barty uses a gut racquet but he had to change it to a poly (racquet) just to get any sort of control of the ball. If that ball remains the same, no one like Barty will win the title.
“I don’t know the reason why. It’s the only tournament that has separate balls for the guys and the girls. So if they don’t change the balls, she won’t win the US Open”, Tyzzer said to TNN.