The world No.1 says she is pleased to have a 'small layer of protection.'
The world No.1 said she was just hoping not to 'trip and fall' on the clay in her return.
The 24-year-old says she 'has nothing to prove' after lifting the Miami Open title.
The world No.1 has clinched her second title of the season after another her injury-stricken opponent suffered another blow.
The world No.1 is a win away from becoming the first player since Serena Williams to defend a title at the tournament.
Ash Barty is into the Miami Open semi-finals after edging past Aryna Sabalenka.
Ash Barty is into the fourth round after a dominating performance against Jelena Ostapenko.
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.