World No. 1 Ash Barty crashed out in the semifinals of the Australian Open on Thursday, setting the stage for a final between American Sofia Kenin and Spain’s Garbine Muguruza.
Australian tennis star and current women’s world number one, Ash Barty has credited her family’s “unconditional love” for her rocket-like ascension, upon being named Australia’s most outstanding performer of 2019.
World number one Ash Barty has become the first player to qualify for the season-ending WTA Finals in Shenzhen, the WTA Tour has said.
Ash Barty’s surprise fourth-round defeat to unheralded American Alison Riske at Wimbledon was a bitter pill to swallow after her giddy ride to the top of world tennis but the Australian said it would only fortify her for the rest of the year.
Ash Barty has raised Australian hopes of a first Wimbledon singles title since 2002 by storming into the fourth round of the championships but the world number one has also managed to calmly dodge a rash of potential controversies in week one.
Australian broadcaster Seven Network has defended its decision to televise Nick Kyrgios’s first round match rather than world number one Ash Barty’s opener after being hit with claims of “sexism” over its Wimbledon coverage.
New world No.1 and Wimbledon top seed Ash Barty says she has not even glanced at the All England Club draw, which considering the obstacles in her quarter, is just as well.