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Since then, reactions have multiplied to greet the Australian champion, who started playing tennis as a child in Brisbane, the capital of the State of Queensland. “I want to thank you, Ash, for inspiring a country, for inspiring a nation, at a time when this country really needed a boost“, for example, said Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
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For its part, the Women’s Tennis Association hailed “an amazing sports ambassador“.”Thank you, Ashleigh Barty, for the indelible mark you left on the court, off the court and in our hearts.“, tweeted the federation about one of the most appreciated players on the circuit
“You were different and special”
Simona Halep, former world number one, confided all her emotion: “You know I have tears, don’t you? My friend, I will miss you, she wrote on Twitter. You were different and special, and we shared some amazing times. What’s the next step for you? Golf Grand Slam champion? Be happy and enjoy your life“.
“I don’t have the wordssays Petra Kvitova. You show all your class by leaving tennis in this way. I’m so happy to have been able to share the court with you. Tennis will never be the same without you! I admire you as a player and as a person… I wish you the best!The official Wimbledon tournament account also hailed last year’s winner:It was a pleasure“, can we read on Twitter.
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