Ashleigh Barty Is The New World #1

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Published on June 24, 2019 - Duration: 00:38s

Ashleigh Barty Is The New World #1

Australian tennis player Ashleigh Barty has cinched the top spot in the world tennis rankings after beating Germany's Julia Gorges 6-3, 7-5, in Sunday's final of the Nature Valley Classic in Birmingham.

The 23-year-old from Queensland now becomes the third Australian woman in history to hold the number one ranking in the world in singles by the Women's Tennis Association, beating out Japan's Naomi Osaka.

The 23-year-old Indigenous Australian from Queensland now becomes the third Australian woman in history to hold the number one ranking in the world in singles by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA), following in the footsteps of Evonne Goolagong Cawley and Margaret Court.


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