Humble hero Ash Barty is causing headaches for satire writers around the country.
The world number 1 tennis player was again flawless on the court last night, winning the WTA final 6-4 6-3.
“She won $6.4 million last night and yet she promises fortune and fame won’t change her,” says satire writer Joel Hellings. “There’s not much we can do with that.”
Elsewhere on the Australian tennis circuit, satire writers have been spoilt for headline opportunities thanks to Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic.
“But Ash Barty won’t complain about umpires, other players or court conditions,” says Joel Hellings. “She’s so chilled and humble, it makes our job very difficult.”
The 23 year old is now hoping to lead Australia to a first Fed Cup title since 1974 in next weekend’s final against France.
Satire writers are urging Barty to start throwing racquets or carrying on like a pork chop, or risk being shunned by satire publications forever.
More to come.