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World No.1 Ash Barty has delivered a humbling response to a personal question put to her at the Madrid Open.
The Australian avenged her loss to the Spanish wildcard Paula Badosa in Charleston a month ago, in a polished 75-minute display to win 6-4, 6-3 on the Manolo Santana court.
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The win was Barty's 16th in a row on the red clay, and she's now just one match away from a fourth title of the year.
The in-form star might be atop the tennis world right now, but she certainly hasn't let the fame go to her head.
Following the match, a reporter asked Barty what was the best part of her life right now.
But instead of turning the attention on her burgeoning tennis career, Barty responded with a humbling take on things.
"The best part of my life is without a doubt my family and my team," Barty said.
"All of these amazing experiences, I get to experience and they get to enjoy with me.
"I wouldn't be half the person I am without them, I wouldn't have anywhere near the enjoyment if I couldn't do it with them.
"Being able to share all these cool moments with my professional family, but also my personal family, without them I am nothing."
— TENNIS (@Tennis) May 6, 2021
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Barty said she was excited to reach the Madrid Open final after defeating a tough opponent.
"I'm very excited to be in the final," Barty told the crowd after silencing their support of the Barcelona wildcard.
"Paula's had an incredible week, she's a great fighter and playing her at home here is something I'll always remember.
"I'll try my best (to win the title). I'm looking forward to another match against a quality opponent.
"Physically I'll try to get as ready as best I can, come out here and have fun again."
The win set up a final clash on Saturday against Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka, who she also beat in the Stuttgart final earlier this month.
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