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Given her trusted coach figured major glory on clay and grass would come last, Ash Barty may well arrive at January's Australian Open chasing a coveted career grand slam.
Barty's courageous and captivating Wimbledon triumph, two years after claiming the French Open in shock fashion, has raised the genuine prospect of the world No.1 joining legends Margaret Court, Serena Williams, Steffi Graf, Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert as the only women in the 53-year era of professional tennis to win all four grand slam events.
And Barty could conceivably have the chance to complete the fabled feat at her home slam in Melbourne before she even turns 26 - and despite taking most of 2020 off.
Barty's spectacular success on London's hallowed grass courts over the past fortnight, after entering the tournament under a serious fitness cloud, has even caught her long-time coach Craig Tyzzer somewhat by surprise.
"I have always felt she was probably going to win either the US or Aussie Open on the hard court," Tyzzer said.
"I felt that some of her best tennis has been on hard courts. We probably play on them more. That is probably why.
"But clay, she has never felt overly comfortable - but her game suits it, definitely.
"I also think with grass, with Wimbledon now being slower than it used to be, it certainly suits someone with a slice game, someone who has got some variety, someone who is able to adapt their game to the tricky conditions.
"I am not surprised she has done well on the other two surfaces that I thought of, but I always felt that on a hard court, because we play more, she has had some more success there."
Barty's stunning Wimbledon victory sets the scene for a fascinating US Open starting next month.
If she can back up her 2018 doubles triumph at Flushing Meadows, then partnering CoCo Vandeweghe, Barty will head to Melbourne Park with the chance to join the all-time greats of tennis as the winner of all four slams.
Ether way, Tyzzer says his charge deserves every accolade coming her way after miraculously overcoming a hip injury that forced her mid-match withdrawal from last month's French Open to rule on tennis's greatest stage.
"She is an extremely hard worker. She has put in a lot of time and effort. You don't do what Ash has done without putting in the time and effort," Tyzzer said.
"To maintain that position at (world) No.1, to play the level of tennis she has, especially this year, she has put a lot of work in in the off-season, an enormous amount of work.
"And then she has really maintained it in the time we haven't been able to do it, when we haven't been playing, she has really put in some big efforts and lots of work to make sure her body has been right.
"Probably the most disappointing thing was that her preparation for the French was amazing.
"It was probably the best form I have ever seen her in coming into the French, so that was pretty disappointing for her to not be able to play to where she wanted to be."
But Tyzzer said Barty had used her Roland Garros heartache to drive her to Wimbledon glory.
Quite rightly, her coach says his journey with Barty has been "amazing" since they left Australia in March uncertain of what to expect having opted out of travelling for the bulk of 2020 because of the coronavirus.
"It's always been a dream for Ash to have success at Wimbledon. I think it's a dream for anyone. It's such an amazing place," Tyzzer said.
"Even though it's different this year - I normally stay two minutes from the courts and walk to the courts every day - (so) the two-hour travel is a bit different.
"As soon as you walk into the club and you're at Wimbledon, it's sort of is a spine-tingling thing.
"It's a dream come true for her."