Ashleigh Barty

2019 In Review: The New Kids Are All Right

WASHINGTON, December 4, 2019 (by Michael Dickens) While Serena Williams reached two major finals still in search of an elusive record-tying 24th Grand Slam title, the 2019 women’s tennis season will be remembered as a year in which Ashleigh Barty […]

Ashleigh Barty Awarded Newcombe Medal For Third Year Running

TA Press Release, December 2, 2019 World No.1 Ashleigh Barty (Qld) has taken out her third consecutive Newcombe Medal at Monday night’s Australian Tennis Awards, capping off an outstanding year.  The 23-year-old was presented with Australian tennis’ top honour by legend John Newcombe at the annual awards […]

Expect Barty, Mladenovic To Figure Prominently In 2019 Fed Cup Final

PERTH, November 7, 2019 (by Michael Dickens) Ashleigh Barty and Kristina Mladenovic, the newly crowned WTA Finals singles and doubles champions, arrived from Shenzhen, China together in Perth, Australia earlier this week for the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Final, […]

‘A Very Special Night’ Caps A Very Special Season For Barty

WASHINGTON, November 4, 2019 (by Michael Dickens) Ashleigh Barty made a bit of tennis history Sunday evening at the Shiseido WTA Finals Shenzhen in southeastern China. The top-seeded Barty beat defending champion Elina Svitolina, 6-4, 6-3, before an enthusiastic, sold-out […]

Largest Prize Check In Tennis History Won By Barty At WTA Finals

SHENZHEN, November 3, 2019 (by Michael Dickens) With the largest prize check in professional tennis – men’s or women’s – awaiting the winner of the Shiseido WTA Finals Shenzhen, the showdown between defending champion Elina Svitolina of Ukraine and World […]

Svitolina Set To Defend WTA Finals Title Against No. 1 Barty

SHENZHEN, November 2, 2019 (by Michael Dickens) This week’s season-ending Shiseido WTA Finals Shenzhen have been plagued by a series of injuries and illnesses that have resulted in some unfortunate retirements. Through it all, defending champion Elina Svitolina has steered […]