Ashleigh Barty Named WTA Player Of The Year

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The WTA has announced world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty as its Player of the Year. The 23-year-old won four titles from six finals in 2019, including the WTA Finals in Shenzhen and her maiden Grand Slam singles trophy at the French Open.

A look at Barty's journey in 2019

  • Captured four titles from six finals in 2019 including the Shiseido WTA Finals Shenzhen crown and her maiden Grand Slam singles trophy at Roland Garros
  • Also claimed her career first WTA Premier Mandatory title at the Miami Open presented by Itaú and an additional Premier-level title at the Nature Valley Classic (Birmingham)
  • Posted runner-up finishes at the Sydney International and China Open (Beijing)
  • Became the first Australian woman to reach the WTA World No.1 ranking since 1976 (Evonne Goolagong Cawley), finishing the season as the WTA Year-End No.1 for the first time in her career
  • At the Grand Slam level this season, in addition to lifting the title in Paris, she advanced to the quarterfinals at the Australian Open and the round of 16 at both Wimbledon and the US Open to become the only player to reach the second week at all four majors in 2019
  • Recorded the most matches won on Tour this season with 57 victories
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