Fans have been going wild on social media after tennis queen Ash Barty dropped hidden Disney messages during press conferences.
Those who managed to pick up on her sneaky quotes quickly took to Twitter to praise the sports star for referencing popular film lines from Little Mermaid, The Lion King and Toy Story.
Serving Disney realness. I love Ash Barty! https://t.co/1Uw7QI12lA
— Ruth Sinclair (@MsRuthHartono) July 7, 2019
Ummm.. I don’t think I could love Ash Barty any harder. Disney lines in press conferences. Respect.
— Tamara Oudyn (@TamaraOudyn) July 7, 2019
Love it! She’s adorable and the Disney references just add to that
— Rod Bruem (@RodBruem) July 7, 2019
— Sam Liddell (@samliddell_am) July 7, 2019
Ash Barty is dropping more Disney quotes than sets at Wimbledon:
“…the seaweed’s always greener in someone else’s lake.” Little Mermaid 🧜♀️
— Janice Petersen (@JaniceKPetersen) July 7, 2019
The first quote Ash dropped during a post-match conference was from none other than The Lion King, saying: ‘We kind of came into it thinking like Hakuna Matata’.
She later referenced Toy Story, saying: ‘I chat to my niece and over and over she just tells me, ”you can go to infinity and beyond”.’
Lastly, Ash made a tongue-in-cheek mention of one of our favourite Disney soundtracks, Under the Sea from Little Mermaid.
‘I think for me sometimes I look at a shot, I play a shot, I think the seaweed is always greener in someone else’s lake,’ she said following her win against Harriet Dart.
Watch all of Ash’s messages in the really cute footage cut by ABC’s Offsiders below, who initially picked up on the trend.
Has someone dared @ashbar96 to spice up her press conferences with a few famous film lines? Watch the clip and tell us what you think?
— Offsiders ABC (@OffsidersABC) July 6, 2019
We wish Ash all the best in upcoming tournaments and we can’t wait to see what Disney movie she will reference next.
Let us know what you think in the comment section below!