Ashleigh Barty is refusing to get swept up in the hype as she homes in on a coveted spot in the second week of Wimbledon for the first time.
Rated by four-time grand slam champion Kim Clijsters as a title dark horse, Barty did little to quell the excitement in taking out former finalist Eugene Bouchard 6-4 7-5 in the second round.
Like Barty, Bouchard is a former junior champion at The All England Club and was riding her first four-match losing streak in more than two years after tearing through qualifying to make the main draw.
But another polished serving display, and gritty comeback from 5-3 down in the second set, sealed the Australian No.1's place in the third round.
The victory earned Barty a tour-best 10th grass-court win of the year, but Clijsters believes the world No.17 is only just starting.
"If you see how she's been raising her level, I think she can go even further," the former world No.1 told AAP.
"The best thing to do for her was to take a break a few years ago because I kind of followed her a bit back then and I just saw mentally how she didn't know what she wanted from tennis.
"Now you see that she's there with her heart and passion and playing well well, working hard and becoming more motivated and confident and it's showing in her results."
Triumphant in Nottingham a fortnight ago and a quarter-finalist at Eastbourne, Barty is not looking beyond her third-round clash with Russian 14th seed Daria Kasatkina.
"Kim's an amazing woman, a fantastic champion, and it's really nice to hear those words. But, for me, it's just focusing on my next match," said the 17th seed.
Barty, though, does admit she's more at home on Wimbledon's famous lawns than anywhere else.
"I feel really comfortable here. I love it here. I think this is the best place on earth to play tennis," the Queenslander said.
"In my eyes, (grass) is just traditional. It really is traditional tennis. As soon as I first played on grass, I felt comfortable.
"(Coach) Jim (Joyce) taught me all the tools I need to do well, so I'm pretty happy to be through to the third round.
"I'll go out there, I'll back myself and try and get the job done."
If Barty prevails over Kasatkina, she could face defending champion Garbine Muguruza for a quarter-final berth a year after beating the Spaniard on grass in Birmingham.