In recent years, Barty has matured with her shot selection, as well as her game overall, including cutting down on the unforced errors. There are more opportunities for kids to start playing tennis, both male and female. But Barty returned on her own timetable, first mainly to doubles, then gradually to singles, appearing rejuvenated, if one can apply the term to a then-21-year-old.
Take pause to consider what an extraordinary feat Barty's Grand Slam victory is.
She finally held serve for the first time in the match, though, saving two break points in the third game.
Indeed, Barty's well-documented challenges, and interrupted career, were acknowledged by retired Australian tennis star Casey Dellacqua, who was in tears of joy after the match for a friend she was "extremely proud" of.
"All of our very popular Indigenous stars in all sporting forms, they grew up in small communities and they know what it's like to struggle", Sports Coordinator at South West Indigenous Network Kieren Gibbs told NITV News.
"I think when you've been a junior Wimbledon champion aged 15 it sets you apart, but it is also is what hurt her going forward with all that expectation and pressure", Stubbs added.
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Australia's Ashleigh Barty poses with the trophy during a photo call at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday, June 9, 2019. "And even if it's not, it's a sport that they can play for life". It hasn't been easy for her at all, and she's done it all off her own (bat)...
Professing to be most comfortable on grass surfaces, it is a tale of perseverance that saw Barty claim the French Open prize on the Paris clay on Saturday night.
"Now, we get to go out there and really enjoy it".
It led to an outcry from the WTA (which made an official statement condemning the scheduling choice) and former champion Amelie Mauresmo. Madison Keys, a semifinalist here past year, was the only woman to take a set from her.
Kerr, Australia's highest-profile footballer and one of the best strikers in the world, had clearly been paying close attention to Barty's progress at Roland Garros while preparing for the World Cup.
Ash Barty and Rafael Nadal with their trophies.