Ash Barty's camp weighing up bailing WTA Finals title defence due to 'ridiculous' playing conditions
World No.1 Ash Barty may not defend her WTA Finals title due to the tournament being moved to high-altitude conditions in Mexico, according to her coach.
After being bundled out of the US Open and the Tokyo Olympics earlier than expected, Barty's coach, Craig Tyzzer, says the 25-year-old is "physically and mentally exhausted".
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Tyzzer says the WTA Finals being shifted from Shenzhen, China to Guadalajara, Mexico means Barty is less likely to make an appearance to defend the title she won back in 2019, the tournament's most recent iteration, due to what he deems "ridiculous" playing conditions.
"We only just found out it's in Mexico at 1500 metres [above sea level] and they're using pressure-less balls," he …
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