Tennis ironwoman Ashleigh Barty has no plans on ditching doubles after stepping up her Wimbledon title bid with a crushing second-round win at the All England Club.
The world No.1 will finally get a crack on tennis's grandest stage after casting aside Alison Van Uytvanck 6-1 6-3 in less than an hour to extend her winning streak to 14 matches and edge ever closer to becoming only the second woman since the turn of the century to complete the French Open-Wimbledon double.
Australia's rampant top seed next plays British wildcard Harriet Dart on Saturday in a showstopper certain to be scheduled for Centre Court.
"If I got to play on the court, it would be incredible. One of the most beautiful courts in the world," Barty said after being shunted to Court 2 on Thursday.
"I'll play whenever I'm scheduled. There's not a bad court here at Wimbledon, all special in their own right."
The winner of her past 18 sets stretching back to the French Open semi-finals, Barty has earned herself a massive opportunity to embark on another deep grand slam run.
The early departures of 2017 Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza and world No.22 Donna Vekic have left the 23-year-old with a seed-free passage through to at least the second week.
Barty's projected quarter-final opponent, German titleholder Angelique Kerber, also crashed out on Thursday, further opening up the top seed's draw.
Barty, though, has no plans on scaling back her twin workload in single-minded pursuit of the trophy.
The only top-10 star backing up for doubles, Barty believes doubles duties won't hinder her chances of emulating the great Serena Williams and going back to back on the Paris clay and London grass.
"I love to play both whenever I can," said Barty, who dropped only one game partnering former world No.1 Victoria Azarenka in their doubles opener on Wednesday.
"There are times where singles takes priority, that's for sure.
"That's more times where I have to listen to my body, make sure I'm giving myself enough rest to be healthy first and foremost, regardless of whether I'm preparing for singles or doubles. I need to be healthy.
"When I can play both, it's awesome. I enjoy it. I love it. I'm loving playing with Vika. It's been really nice to get to know her on a personal level as well."
Victory over Dart, the world No.182 who had never won a grand slam match before this week, would thrust Barty in a fourth-round clash on Monday with either Swiss 13th seed Belinda Bencic or American Alison Riske.
That's as far ahead as Barty is looking, with the steely-minded world No.1 branding a potential heavyweight quarter-final against seven-time champion Williams "a long shot".
"At the moment, (I'm) trying to tick all the right boxes, prepare for my next-round match. Not even considering or thinking about those future possible matches," Barty said.
"It's not something that I have to worry about or think about. It's very much one step at a time for me. Whoever my next opponent is come Saturday, we'll worry about it then."
Fellow Queenslander John Millman joined Barty in the last 32 with a 6-3 6-2 6-2 drubbing of Serbian 31st seed Laslo Djere and plays big-serving American Sam Querrey next on Saturday.