The tennis star says it is 'bizarre' leaving her home country as she fights to maintain her No.1 ranking.
The Czech player said the break 'helped' her secure a shock win at the Grand Slam.
The Czech world No.27 has sent shockwaves through the tennis world by upsetting the world number one and home favourite.
The mentor of the world No.1 has also shed some light on her plans for the year ahead.
The world No.1 reacts to her latest win at Melbourne Park where she is yet to drop a set this year.
Ash Barty is still learning new things as she aims to win her home grand slam in the second week of the Australian Open.
The world No.1 speaks out about her setback during the second set and the reason why she was wearing tape around her leg.
The former Grand Slam winner has won five matches in a row since returning to the Tour following a 11-month break.
Ash Barty, Naomi Osaka and Iga Swiatek reacted to their first matches of the season.
After spending time away from the tour due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a determined Barty weighs up her chances at next month's Australian Open.
The 24-year-old is still winning trophies but this time it isn't in tennis.
The highest-ranked player in women's tennis gives her reasons for not playing in Paris his year.
The 24-year-old has named the tournament she dreams of winning.
The French Open champion speaks out about the possibility of her travelling to America later in the season.
The reigning French Open is considering participating in a new initiative currently being drawn up by Tennis Australia.
The 23-year-old Australian says she is unfazed about when the tournament will be taking place.
Petra Kvitova reached her second Doha final with a three set victory over Ashleigh Barty
Ubitennis looks at the biggest movers in the ATP and WTA rankings following the conclusion of the Australian Open.
The world No.1 brought a special guest to her press conference as she spoke out about her surprise loss.
Sofia Kenin stunned an erratic Ash Barty to reach her first grand slam final at the Australian Open.