‘The stars aligned’: Ashleigh Barty’s stormy journey to French Open glory – video

Ashleigh Barty has crowned her incredible comeback to tennis with a stunning French Open final triumph.

Five years after quitting the sport in despair, Barty joined Australian legends Margaret Court, Evonne Goolagong Cawley and Lesley Bowrey on the Roland Garros honour roll with a ruthless 6-1 6-3 victory over unseeded Czech Marketa Vondrousova.

The win caps off a phenomenal turnaround since returning to tennis in 2016, with a ranking of 623, following an 18-month sabbatical where she played cricket in the Women's Big Bash League with Brisbane Heat

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