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Ashleigh Barty: Australian tennis player
Ashleigh Barty is an Australian professional tennis player and former cricketer. She is ranked No. 1 in the world in singles by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) and is the second Australian WTA singles No. 1 after fellow Indigenous Australian player Evonne Goolagong Cawley. She is also a top 20 player in doubles, having achieved a career-high ranking of No. 5 in the world. Barty has won eight singles titles and ten doubles titles on the WTA Tour, including one Grand Slam singles title at the 2019 French Open and one Grand Slam doubles title at the 2018 US Open with partner CoCo Vandeweghe. She is also the reigning champion in singles at the WTA Finals.

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Cathy Freeman heaps praise on Ashleigh Barty's Australian Open run

Ashleigh Barty lost her semifinal to Sofia Kenin but she won plenty of hearts - including Aussie superstar Cathy Freeman's.
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John McEnroe, Martina Navratilova slammed for protest to rename Margaret Court arena after Aboriginal sporting star

On the same day Aboriginal Australian Ashleigh Barty became the first local woman to reach the Australian Open semifinals in 36 years, a protest called for Margaret Court Arena to be renamed after..
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Barty targets success on home soil ahead of Australian Open [Video]Barty targets success on home soil ahead of Australian Open

World number one Ashleigh Barty says she's well prepared ahead of her home Australian Open after her "special" victory in Adelaide last week.

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Ashleigh Barty rockets into history books, winning her way into Australian Open semifinals

Ashleigh Barty has withstood a fierce challenge from Petra Kvitova to become the first local woman to reach the Australian Open semifinals in 36 years.
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'Look, we're all human': Ashleigh Barty blocking out the hype as hopes rise

Australian Open favourite and world No.1 Ashleigh Barty isn't the first big local hope trying to break a title drought at their home grand slam tournament.
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Ash Barty named 2020 Young Australian of the Year

Tennis World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty has credited her parents for her success as she is named the 2020 Young Australian of the Year.
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Ash Barty pledges to donate Brisbane International winnings to bushfire charities

World No.1 tennis player Ashleigh Barty has pledged to donate all of her Brisbane International prize money to the fundraising efforts for bushfire victims.
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Sam Stosur says Ashleigh Barty needs to 'get selfish' to make history at Australian Open

Former perennial local hope Samantha Stosur says world No.1 Ashleigh Barty needs to get selfish in order to win next month's Australian Open.
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Ashleigh Barty caps off season with international top award

Ashleigh Barty and Rafael Nadal have been named as the ITF's World Champions for 2019.
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Ashleigh Barty voted WTA Player of the Year to cap off stellar year

Ashleigh Barty has capped off her stellar season, which included winning the French Open and finishing at No.1, by being voted WTA Player of the Year.
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Ash Barty hungry to create history at Fed Cup

Winning big in the WTA Finals tournament hasn't satisfied Australia's world No.1 Ashleigh Barty, who says the Fed Cup trophy is still a major prize for her.
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Ash Barty claims biggest cash prize in tennis history after 'incredible' season

Ashleigh Barty has beaten Elina Svitolina to claim the elite season-ending championship and the biggest cash prize in tennis history, a cheque for $6.4 million.
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World No.1 Ashleigh Barty ready to create history in WTA Finals semi-finals

World No.1 Ashleigh Barty has scored a crushing win over Petra Kvitova to book her place in the semi-finals of the rich season-ending championships in China.
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Dual career success and a baby for sporting star Ash Brazill

Unlike Ashleigh Barty, who's a decision to choose an all year round sport like tennis ended her cricket career, Ash Brazill's chosen sports work well together
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Ashleigh Barty and Louise Sauvage make Australian hall of fame history

World No.1 tennis star Ashleigh Barty and Paralympic great Louise Sauvage were honoured at the Sport Australia Hall Of Fame annual awards
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Barty says mental freshness key to becoming No.1

World No.1 Ashleigh Barty says frequent trips home have helped her win trophies on clay, hard and grass courts this year as she vies for the Wuhan Open title.
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'It's my career': Barty responds to trolls on way to world No.1

Ashleigh Barty is a win away from becoming the first woman in 12 years to claim successive US Open doubles titles after making the final with Victoria Azarenka.
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Barty within one win of returning to No.1

Australian tennis star Ashleigh Barty will regain the world No.1 ranking if she beats Russian veteran Svetlana Kuznetsova in the Cincinnati Open semi-finals.
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Ash Barty powers into Wimbledon third round despite court snub

Despite being world number one, Ashleigh Barty didn't play her second round match at Wimbledon on either of the two main show courts at the All England Club.
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World No.1 Ashleigh Barty powers through to third round despite Wimbledon snub

Despite being world No.1, Ashleigh Barty didn't play her second-round match at Wimbledon on either of the two main show courts at the All England Club.
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World No.1 Ashleigh Barty in new Wimbledon snub

Despite being world No.1, Ashleigh Barty won't play her second-round match at Wimbledon on either of the two main show courts at the All England Club.
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Serena Williams claims she was unaware Barty is world No.1

Serena Williams claims she didn't know Ashleigh Barty was world No.1, but says the Australian ace is "the sweetest, cutest girl on tour".
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Barty primed for first big test as world No.1 at Wimbledon

French Open champion and world No.1 Ashleigh Barty doesn't believe she's necessarily the Wimbledon favourite.
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The numbers game: How Australia's Ash Barty became the world's best female tennis player

Ash Barty has a tough couple of weeks ahead of her at Wimbledon, but here's a look at how she got to be the best player in the world.
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Australian women rise to top of sporting world with great humility

Australian sportswomen Ashleigh Barty, Sally Fitzgibbons and Hannah Green are celebrating their triumphs with a common humble theme.
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Ash Barty claims world No 1 ranking after victory at Birmingham

Indigenous tennis star Ashleigh Barty has become Australia's first women's world number one player in 43 years.
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Aussie tennis star Ashleigh Barty claims world number one ranking

Indigenous tennis star Ashleigh Barty has become Australia's first women's world number one player in 43 years.
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Ashleigh Barty pays tribute to Indigenous trailblazer Evonne Goolagong Cawley

Ashleigh Barty has become the second Indigenous Australian to win the French Open. Moments after lifting the Suzanne Lenglen Cup, she paid homage to the trailblazer who came before her.
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Political leaders heap praise on Ash Barty

Queensland and federal political leaders have congratulated Ash Barty on her French Open tennis singles title win.
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Barty pays homage to Indigneous trailblazer Goolagong after French Open win

Ashleigh Barty has become the second Indigenous Australian to win the French Open. Moments after lifting the Suzanne Lenglen Cup, she paid homage to the trailblazer who came before her.
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'It's unbelievable': Barty celebrates French Open title win after breaking Australia's 46-year drought

The victory lifts Ashleigh Barty to number two in the world with the teenager also becoming the first Indigenous Australian to win the French Open since Evonne Goolagong Cawley in 1971.
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Ash Barty aims to end Australia's 46-year drought at Roland-Garros

Ashleigh Barty will become Australia's first French Open winner since Margaret Court 46 years ago if she beats Marketa Vondrousova at Roland Garros.
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Barty could be first Indigenous Aussie to win a French Open in nearly 50 years

Ashleigh Barty is preparing to play in her first ever grand slam semi-final at the French Open, and a win will take her a step closer to creating history.
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Rod Laver says Ashleigh Barty can win French Open

Ashleigh Barty is closing in on a first Australian singles triumph at the French Open in 46 years after surging into the quarter-finals at Roland Garros.
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Barty faces golden opportunity at French Open

Ashleigh Barty's French Open run is wide open after Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka - the next two big guns in her path - were beaten at Roland Garros.
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