/Barty and Priscilla Hon win decisive doubles rubberAustralia set up semi-final clash with Belarus in AprilAshleigh Barty has led the way and debutante Priscilla Hon was her reliable sidekick as Australia
knocked the United States out of
the Fed Cup
to set up a world group semi-final clash with Belarus. The US
had the home crowd in Asheville, at North Carolina’s US
Cellular Center indoor arena on Sunday, but Australia
possessed world No 13 Barty who was invincible. Continue reading... Ashleigh
3-2 Belarus in Fed Cup
semi-finalFrance or Romania await in first final since 1993Australia will look to win their first Fed Cup
title in 45 years after Ashleigh
Barty powered the hosts to a thrilling 3-2 victory against Belarus in Brisbane.Barty won both her singles matches before pairing with Samantha Stosur to claim the decisive fifth doubles rubber 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 against Aryna Sabalenka and Victoria Azarenka on Sunday. Continue reading... Australia
will look to win their first Fed
/The 23-year-old has taken to the court for her semi-final against Amanda Anisimova at the 10,000-seat court, Suzanne Lenglen. Tennis star Ashleigh
Barty has become the first Australian to make a grand slam final in eight years after a stunning French Open win. The 23-year-old beat American rising star Amanda Anisimova 6-7, 6-3, 6-3 in a whirlwind semi-final on Friday. Barty will compete for the title against Czech Markéta Vondroušová, 19, on Saturday at 11pm AEST.Her chance to become a national ...
/Australian prevails 6-3, 3-6, 6-0 against 20-year-oldBarty will face Madison Keys, who beat Katerina SiniakovaAshleigh Barty’s impressive run at the French Open continued on Monday when the Australian saw off American Sofia Kenin 6-3, 3-6, 6-0 to reach the quarter-finals.The eighth seed, who claimed a career-boosting title at the Miami Open this year, will play her second Grand Slam last-eight match against another US
player, Madison Keys.The 14th-seeded Keys experienced little trouble in a 6-2 ...
/• Australian will be top when WTA rankings are released• Barty beat Julia Görges 6-3, 7-5 in Birmingham ClassicAshleigh Barty will become the first Australian in 43 years to climb to the top of
the WTA singles ranking after she won the Birmingham Classic grass court title on Sunday.The 23-year-old beat Germany’s Julia Görges 6-3, 7-5 in the final, meaning when the new WTA rankings are released on Monday she will knock
Japan’s Naomi Osaka off the summit. Continue reading... Ashleigh
Barty will be...
/MIKE DICKSON IN MELBOURNE: What they call a Barty party in this neck of
the woods broke out
Barty edged to a nerve-shredding win over Maria Sharapova. Ashleigh
Barty turns on style to topple Maria Sharapova as home favourite books Australian Open quarter-final against Petra KvitovaHome favourite Ashleigh
Barty beat Maria Sharapova at the Australian OpenIn front of
a partisan crowd, the Australian beat the Russian 4-6, 6-1, 6-4Barty is the first Australian to reach the last eight si...
/• French Open champion looks forward to grass season• Barty highlights progress for Australia
’s indigenous youthJohanna Konta’s “acceptance” fatalism got her to the semi-finals of
the French Open, her third journey that far in a slam event. Ashleigh
Barty’s uncomplicated realism helped her win her breakthrough major and, if they meet at Wimbledon next month, their clash of
philosophies will inform the course of
the championship.The British No 1 left Paris with five wins and a loss, butchering se...
/Women’s singles final set for delay due to men’s semi-finalThe Recap: sign up and get our weekly email of
editors’ picksFeel free to email Tom or tweet @TBassam 12.57pm BST It’s not the French Open final anyone anticipated at the start of
the tournament but here we are and it should be a pretty exciting one. Ashleigh
Barty arrives as the favourite against Markéta Vondroušová, who has saw off Johanna Konta in the semi-final, meaning she will certainly be ready for the occasion.As they are both su...
Barty has crowned her incredible comeback to tennis with a stunning French Open final triumph.Five years after quitting the sport
in despair, Barty joined Australian legends Margaret Court, Evonne Goolagong Cawley and Lesley Bowrey on the Roland Garros honour roll with a ruthless 6-1 6-3 victory over unseeded Czech Markéta Vondroušová.The win caps off a phenomenal turnaround since returning to tennis in 2016, with a ranking of
623, following an 18-month sab...
/Australian sets up final against Markéta VondroušováRollercoaster of
a match ends with three-set winAshleigh Barty ended 17-year-old Amanda Anisimova’s run at the French Open to reach the final with a wild 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-3 victory. The eighth-seeded Barty, the first Australian woman to play a final at Roland Garros since Sam Stosur in 2010, will take on Czech teenager Markéta Vondroušová on Saturday after she overcame Johanna Konta. Continue reading... Ashleigh
Barty ended 17-year-old Amanda Ani...
/The new world No 1 approaches Wimbledon in confident mood after her French Open triumph – not bad considering that four years ago she was playing cricket having given up on professional tennisFor someone who is so loved, Ashleigh
Barty knows a lot about loneliness. “I would love to be home every single minute of
every single day,” says the world No 1 and French Open champion, whose home is 12,000 miles away in Queensland, but whose heart and soul for the next fortnight will be at Wimbledon.She k...
Barty has risen to No 1 and has the tools for grass but the women’s field is as open as ever, while one of
the usual suspects looks likely to win the men’s singlesAshleigh Barty The popular Australian has not rested on her laurels after her major breakthrough triumph at the French Open. Barty has made a seamless switch from clay to grass, rising to No 1 in the rankings for the first time in her career after victory over Julia Görges in the final of
the Birmingham Classic. Wily and inven...
Barty won her first ever Grand Slam singles title with a convincing victory over Czech teenager Marketa Vondrousova in the women’s final at the French Open. The 23-year-old Australian took time out
from the game in 2014, citing too much pressure before returning three years ago, via playing professional cricket, ranked outside the top […] Ashleigh
Barty won her first ever Grand Slam singles title with a convincing victory over Czech teenager Marketa Vondrousova in the women’...
/World No 1 and top seed wins 6-1, 6-3 in round twoBarty next faces Harriet Dart or Beatriz Haddad Maia Ashleigh
Barty was in ruthless mood at Wimbledon on Thursday as she raced into the third round with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Alison Van Uytvanck of
Belgium.Van Uytvanck reached the last 16 here last year but was overwhelmed by the world No 1, who wrapped up victory in 55 minutes. Continue reading... Ashleigh
Barty was in ruthless mood at Wimbledon on Thursday as she raced into the third round wi...
/• Australian dominates in straight-sets cruise, 6-1, 6-3• Impressive display secures first grand slam titleAshleigh Barty has become the first Australian champion at Roland Garros since 1973 after sweeping past Marketa Vondrousova and winning the French Open women’s singles title.The 23-year-old, who quit tennis in 2014, struggling to cope with life on Tour and suffering with depression before returning two years later, cruised to a 6-1, 6-3 victory. Continue reading... Ashleigh
Barty crowned he...