Barty won the French Open in 2019, the Wimbledon in 2021 and the Australian Open earlier this year, and her current reign of 114 consecutive weeks at No.1 is the fourth-longest streak in the history of the WTA Tour.
Melbourne: Ash Barty recovered from 5-1 down in the second set to win the Australian Open final 6-3, 7-6 (2) over Danielle Collins on Saturday, ending a 44-year drought for Australian women at their home Grand Slam tournament. The top-ranked Barty won the first set with one service break against the 27th-seeded Collins. But the […]
Melbourne: Ash Barty ended a long drought by reaching the Australian Open final with a 6-1, 6-3 win over unseeded Madison Keys. She still has one to go. Barty is the first Australian woman to reach the singles final of her home Grand Slam tournament since Wendy Turnbull in 1980. No Australian has won the […]
Melbourne: For the first set, Naomi Osaka’s rediscovered love of the game meant it was anything but fun for Madison Brengle in the third round of the Australian Open. The defending champion conceded only four points in the first four games Wednesday and rifled forehand winners seemingly at will as she breezed to 6-0 in […]
Canberra: World No.1 Ash Barty had a perfect start to the new season ahead of the home Grand Slam — the Australian Open –, winning the Adelaide International in dominant fashion by crushing world No. 14 Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan 6-3, 6-2 in Sunday night’s final. This was Barty’s 14th career singles title and second […]
Melbourne: Top-ranked Ash Barty has advanced to the Adelaide International WTA womens singles semifinals with a 6-3, 6-4 win over 2020 Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin while Rafael Nadal advanced via a walkover in tune-up tournaments ahead of the year’s first Grand Slam event. Barty used her usual backhand slice and powerful forehand drive but […]