How good is Ash Barty!

Women’s tennis is not something that I watch a great deal of – for reasons that I’ll explain later, but I’m in awe (as most Australians are) of the sportsmanship (or is it sports-person-ship!) humility and grace with which Ash Barty conducts herself.

She’s just ‘the girl next door’ with no tickets on herself – a great ambassador for tennis, sport in general and for Australia in particular.

What a pity that some of the Australian male tennis players don’t have Ash’s composure and modesty.

I’m all for equality, but when women get paid the same prize money for playing the best of three sets, as their male counterparts do for playing the best of five sets – that is NOT equality.

And that previous comment doesn’t detract in any way from just how much admiration I have for Ash Barty – it’s just a sign of the ‘world gone mad’ when it comes to trying to be ‘equal’.

18 November 2019