The Australian received her solely main singles title in Paris in 2019. The match was cancelled final yr due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“It is a very long time since I’ve performed on the French Open,” she mentioned in a teleconference from Stuttgart on Monday forward of her first match on European clay in nearly two years.
“It is a contemporary begin, a contemporary begin for everybody at that occasion.”
She made clear that her strategy was additionally sensible.
“In the event you go right into a match considering you are defending your title, it is the unsuitable technique to strategy it,” she mentioned. “It is a contemporary match, and it is a new alternative.”
The 24-year-old Barty and American Jennifer Brady crushed American pair Kaitlyn Christian and Sabrina Santamaria 6-3, 6-1 within the Stuttgart doubles spherical of 16 on Monday.
Barty obtained a bye to the singles second spherical, the place she is going to face considered one of two Germans, both Laura Siegemund or Mona Barthel.
After Stuttgart she plans to play on clay in Madrid and Rome earlier than Roland Garros.
She opened her clay-court season by reaching the quarterfinals in Charleston, South Carolina, firstly of the month.
Although she skipped a lot of final season, she is ranked No. 1 on the earth and received the hard-court Miami Open which preceded Charleston, however she was cagey about her kind.
“From the skin it is judged on outcomes, which might be correct,” she mentioned.
“There have been occasions I’ve felt I have been in nice kind however have not been successful matches and vice versa. Different ones once I have not been capable of finding something near the center of the racket however you discover a means by matches.”
“It is necessary to not be utterly outcomes pushed while you’re considering of your kind.”
Roland Garros is beginning every week later than initially scheduled.
“It is reduce into every week of the grass-court season which could be very brief already,” Barty mentioned.
“I do not suppose every week getting ready for Wimbledon will make an enormous distinction to these in the primary draw.”
Barty, who’s from Queensland, took a break final yr to keep away from travelling through the pandemic.
She has prior to now talked of homesickness, and the north American and European swing is preserving her removed from house.
“Half and parcel of travelling is being comfy away from house or as comfy as you might be,” she mentioned.
“Clearly I am a homebody. I really like being at house with my household,” she mentioned, including that she tries to talk to them as a lot as attainable.
“Expertise is a superb factor,” she mentioned.
“I really like what I do. I am extraordinarily grateful for the chance to do what I really like within the present scenario on the earth.”