MELBOURNE, Australia—Ashleigh Barty won her first main-draw Grand Slam match in three years on Monday, upsetting Annika Beck in the first round of the Australian Open.
The 20-year-old Aussie left the WTA tour in 2015 and decided to pursue a career in cricket. Last year she decided to play tennis again, and now, back on the big stage, she says she hasn’t changed a lot from her early days on tour.
“I think I'm the same person, just a slightly different version—a more mature version,” she said. “But I think you guys can decide that one, see how different I am, how I look, feel, whatnot. No, I definitely think I'm the same person.”