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Ashleigh Barty's short stint as a professional cricketer has helped the former Wimbledon junior champion refresh for the grind of the tennis tour, according to her cricket coach Andy Richards.The 19-year-old Australian announced her return to the court Monday, 17 months after stunning her home country by quitting the game that promised so much for her.Unranked, Barty will ease back into tennis this week by playing doubles at a $25,000 event in Perth on the second-tier ITF circuit.Her 2011 girls title at Wimbledon at the age of 15 raised hopes in Australia she might one day become a grand slam singles champion.Barty was soon training with the state team and within a few months had earned one of only 14 professional contracts for the Brisbane Heat, a franchise in the domestic women's Big Bash Twenty20 competition.
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