Fed Cup Q&A: Ash Barty
Ash Barty made her Fed Cup debut for Australia in 2013 and will play a pivotal role in her team's bid to upset Germany in this weekend's semifinal. She took took time out to speak to tennis.com.au.
What is your earliest memory of Fed Cup?
In general, when the Aussie girls beat Germany the last time over in Stuttgart. That was my first one.
What is your greatest memory of representing Australia?
I think definitely Fed Cup for me. I mean I’d played junior Fed Cup, but when I played my first singles rubber in Switzerland last year that was a really special moment.
Who has been your toughest Fed Cup opponent?
Well I only have the one so yeah Steffi (Voegele) would be my toughest one.
Who has won the most singles matches for Australia? Evonne Goolagong, Sam Stosur or Alicia Molik? (Stosur 27-11)
Who has won the most doubles matches for Australia? Wendy Turnbull, Rennae Stubbs or Casey Dellacqua? (Wendy Turnbull 29-8)
Probably Stubbsy, she played forever.
If you could choose one Australian player from history playing at their prime to substitute if one of the girls was injured this weekend who would it be?
I’d definitely be biased to Evonne because we’re both indigenous and having not watched a lot of tennis when we’re younger, yeah I’d have to go with Evonne.
Who is the funniest on your team and who cracks the worst jokes?
I am absolutely the funniest and Casey cracks horrible jokes. She said the exact opposite? Yeah.