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Ashleigh Barty: a humble and hugely popular grand slam champion | Simon Cambers

The Australian was close to individual perfection in the French Open final but as ever was keen to stress the importance of her team

Everything you need to know about Ash Barty was summed up in the immediate aftermath of her first grand slam success. Within minutes, the 23-year-old, a teenage prodigy turned cricketer and turned back into a tennis player again, was busy trying to share the glory with those she feels have helped her along the way.

From her family – her parents and her two sisters – to her team, and coach Craig Tyzzer, Barty almost always speaks of “we” when it comes to describing her exploits. She may be a grand slam champion for the first time, but as far as she is concerned, it has been a team effort.

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