ASHLEIGH BARTY: Yeah, hopefully two weeks (smiling).
ASHLEIGH BARTY: I think we'll have to wait and see. I feel like the end of last year I probably found my best tennis. It was nice to sort of be able to touch on that a few times in Sydney, as well.
ASHLEIGH BARTY: I mean, it's just nice to be here again. I love playing in Australia. I love playing at home. It was nice to do well last week and get a few matches under my belt.
ASHLEIGH BARTY: Yeah, it's very different to now. I think obviously my experiences sort of in my first career, I suppose, first time around, was very different. I feel much more comfortable in my own skin. I feel like I'm playing better tennis. I'm more comfortable out on the court. I can play the way that I want to play.
ASHLEIGH BARTY: Yeah, it was a very long time ago. For me, that was just a bit of a 'wow' moment. It sort of just stood out, happened very quickly for me. I wasn't thinking too far ahead at that point.
ASHLEIGH BARTY: I think for me, personally, I'll play wherever I'm scheduled. That's the way I am. Whatever the tournament thinks is best, I'll play where I'm scheduled. It's not my decision, so it's not really for me to comment on.
ASHLEIGH BARTY: Again, I'm sort of not on the tournament committee or anything like that. I can't really make a comment on it.
ASHLEIGH BARTY: A midnight session on the plane coming here (smiling).
ASHLEIGH BARTY: Very cliché, but one match at a time. To be honest, I feel like I've been playing good tennis coming into this week. It's a fresh tournament. It's a fresh start. I'll have to focus on my first round and do whatever I can to get through that first round, to then try and dig my teeth into the tournament.
ASHLEIGH BARTY: I think it's just pure excitement. I think all the Aussies really love playing at home. There's nothing better than walking out onto an Australian Open court with the crowd behind you. I think every single player wants to be out here and wants to do well in Australia.
ASHLEIGH BARTY: I think so, yeah. I mean, my personal view on the women's side, I feel like we've got more depth than ever. Especially my time coming through, we've got a really good mix of sort of veterans and young girls coming through. It's a really exciting time to be around women's tennis. We've got sort of a great team feel in Fed Cup and just in the general environment.
ASHLEIGH BARTY: Yeah, I think in women's tennis at the moment, it's really exciting. As I said, there's that mix of veterans still at the top, then young players coming through, as well, being dominant in certain areas.