French Open women's singles champion Ashleigh Barty shows off trophy

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Published on June 9, 2019 - Duration: 00:53s
Barty shows off the French Open trophy

French Open women's singles champion Ashleigh Barty shows off trophy

SHOWS: PARIS, FRANCE (JUNE 9, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1.

VARIOUS OF FRENCH OPEN WOMEN'S SINGLES CHAMPION ASHLEIGH BARTY PRESENTING TROPHY TO JOURNALISTS IN FRONT OF ROLAND GARROS WALL 2.

JOURNALISTS 3.

VARIOUS OF BARTY HOLDING TROPHY STORY: Ashleigh Barty, the Australian who ditched tennis to play professional cricket for a year, smashed Marketa Vondrousova for six on Saturday (June 8) to lift the French Open crown at Roland Garros.

She presented her trophy to journalists on Sunday (June 9) in the Roland Garros grounds.

Boasting a bewildering array of shots and spins, the eighth seed crushed her Czech teenage opponent 6-1 6-3 to win her first Grand Slam title, and Australia's first French women's singles crown in more than four decades.

Not since Margaret Court's triumph in Paris in 1973 has an Australian won the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen.

The victory lifts Barty to number two in the world -- a feat last accomplished by an Australian woman in 1976 by Evonne Goolagong.

(Production: Thierry Chiarello, Michaela Cabrera)

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