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Tennis star Ashleigh Barty named 2020 Young Australian of the Year

Barty chasing historic home victory at Australian Open‘It’s about being humble and respectful, giving it a crack’Ashleigh Barty has netted a national prize as she battles to become Australia’s first Open singles champion since 1978. The 23-year-old ten…

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Australian Open 2020: day five – live!

Updates from the third round of singles action at Melbourne Park Kyrgios wins war with himself in second roundDeluge of dirt can’t derail seedsJoin in by email or Twitter 1.22am GMT Lleyton Hewitt “retired” in 2016, but he was back on court yet again t…

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Ashleigh Barty lifts spirits on rough Australian Open day for home players

Barty rallies to beat Lesia Tsurenko 5-7, 6-1, 6-1Stosur, Cabrera, Harris and Smith all lose on day oneAshleigh Barty survived a first-set stumble to storm to an Australian Open first round win over Lesia Tsurenko.The world No 1 responded in ruthless f…

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Ash Barty can buck trend of home pressure at Australian Open

Hewitt, Rafter and Philippoussis fell short, Stosur buckled under the weight and Dokic only made the last eightAnyone who has spent any time in Melbourne over the past week cannot have failed to notice Ash Barty. The 23-year-old’s face adorns posters a…

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Ash Barty wins Adelaide International for first home WTA title

Barty beats world No 24 Ukranian Yastremska 6-2 7-5Emphatic win ‘gets the balling rolling’ for OpenAustralia’s Ashleigh Barty has captured her first WTA title on home soil with an emphatic straight-sets victory in the Adelaide International final. The …

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Ash Barty stunned by qualifier Brady in belated first match in Brisbane

World No 1 loses 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) to Jennifer Brady 53rd-ranked American adds to win over Maria SharapovaWorld No 1 Ashleigh Barty made a losing start to 2020, stunned by American giantkiller Jennifer Brady at the Brisbane International. The world No. 53…

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Ash Barty stunned by qualifier Brady in belated first match in Brisbane

World No 1 loses 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) to Jennifer Brady 53rd-ranked American adds to win over Maria SharapovaWorld No 1 Ashleigh Barty made a losing start to 2020, stunned by American giantkiller Jennifer Brady at the Brisbane International. The world No. 53…

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France claim Fed Cup after decisive doubles win by Garcia and Mladenovic

• Garcia and Mladenovic overcome Barty and Stosur 6-4, 6-3• Final was tied at 2-2 before decisive doubles encounterFrance claimed their first Fed Cup title in 16 years on Sunday in a doubles decider against Australia in Perth. Related: ATP Tour Finals:…

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Australia’s Ashleigh Barty strikes back with crushing win in Fed Cup final

Barty brushes France’s Garcia 6-0, 6-0 to level scoresEarlier, Mladenovic outclassed Tomljanovic 6-1, 6-1World No.1 Ashleigh Barty obliterated Caroline Garcia 6-0, 6-0 to even the ledger between Australia and France in the Fed Cup final in Perth.Barty’…

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‘Talent only gets you so far’: Ashleigh Barty’s success down to her character, says coach

‘Much better person than player,’ says Craig TyzerAustralian has enjoyed lucrative breakout seasonAshleigh Barty’s coach has paid a touching tribute to the world No 1, declaring the all-conquering Australian is “a much better person than she is a tenni…

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Ashleigh Barty claims biggest prize money pot in tennis history at WTA Finals – video

Ashleigh Barty said it was a “bizarre” feeling to win the WTA Finals in Shenzhen and claim the biggest winner’s cheque in tennis. Barty outclassed defending champion Elina Svitolina 6-4, 6-3 in the US$4.42m (A$6.4m) Shenzhen final to become t…

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Ashleigh Barty beats Elina Svitolina in WTA Finals to win game’s largest purse

• World No1 earns $4.42m after winning title 6-4, 6-3 in Shenzhen• It was her first victory in six attempts against the UkrainianAshleigh Barty arrived for her final showdown in Shenzhen against Elina Svitolina having been beaten by her in all five of …

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WTA Finals: Ashleigh Barty v Elina Svitolina in the final – live!

Live updates from Shenzhen, 11.30am (GMT) startBarty’s blazing comeback sets up Svitolina showdownFeel free to email Tumaini or tweet @TumCarayol 11.31am GMT So, who will win?This is a tough, tough match-up for Barty because of Svitolina’s steadiness a…

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WTA Finals: Barty’s blazing comeback sets up Svitolina showdown

• Australian recovers from a set down to see off Karolina Pliskova• Belinda Bencic retires with injury late on in second semi-finalAlthough almost every day of the WTA finals has provided another nightmarish reminder of just how gruelling the season is…

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Ashleigh Barty v Karolina Pliskova: WTA Finals semi-final – live!

Winner will face Elina Svitolina in Sunday’s finalPliskova beats Halep to make last fourEmail Dave here and tweet at @DaveTindallgolf 1.03pm GMT First set: Ashleigh Barty *1-1 Karolina Pliskova: Double fault from Pliskova on the second point of the mat…

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Ashleigh Barty v Petra Kvitova: WTA Finals – live!

Live updates from the Red Group match in ShenzhenWorld No 1 Barty doubles career earnings in stellar 2019Email Niall or tweet @niallmcveigh with your thoughts 11.16am GMT First set: Barty 4-3 Kvitova* (*denotes server) Both players having some issues w…

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Ashleigh Barty passes $10m of prize money in unprecedented tennis season

Australian doubles entire career earnings in one yearFigure could rise further with success at WTA FinalsAshleigh Barty is not only the top-ranked player in women’s tennis but also the tour’s richest performer in 2019 after crashing through the $10m pr…

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Ashleigh Barty v Kiki Bertens: WTA Finals – live!

Updates from the singles match in ShenzhenHalep off to winning start against AndreescuAnd you can email Tumaini here or tweet him here 11.14am GMT First set: Ashleigh Barty *5-3 Kiki Bertens: Bertens digs out her first hold of the day, but it wasn’t ea…

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Ashleigh Barty v Kiki Bertens: WTA Finals – live!

Updates from the singles match in ShenzhenHalep off to winning start against AndreescuAnd you can email Tumaini here or tweet him here 11.14am GMT First set: Ashleigh Barty *5-3 Kiki Bertens: Bertens digs out her first hold of the day, but it wasn’t ea…

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Ashleigh Barty v Kiki Bertens: WTA Finals – live!

Updates from the singles match in ShenzhenHalep off to winning start against AndreescuAnd you can email Tumaini here or tweet him here 11.14am GMT First set: Ashleigh Barty *5-3 Kiki Bertens: Bertens digs out her first hold of the day, but it wasn’t ea…