It’s a career milestone and has consolidated her new ranking in the world’s top 10.
She defeated her opponent Karolina Pliskova 7-6 (1), 6-3, making her the first Australian to win the Miami Open singles title. The title includes a $US1.3 million pay cheque.
— Nine News Sydney (@9NewsSyd) March 31, 2019
It seems that this is Barty’s time.
In January, she pulled off a stunning victory against former world no.1 Maria Sharapova. She then went on to reach the Aus Open quarter finals, a significant feat for the 22-year-old. Once there, she was defeated by tennis veteran Petra Kvitova but she showed no signs of slowing down.
Her experience on the world tennis stage is expanding rapidly and she has secured her spot in the top ranks of women’s tennis.
— Ash Barty (@ashbar96) March 30, 2019
She is also the first Australian to break into the top ten since Sam Stosur in 2013. Barty is undoubtedly leading the pack of Australian women in tennis in 2019.
— Rod Laver (@rodlaver) March 30, 2019
She’s not just killing the game with win after win, her composure and calm demeanour on court has been praised. Many believe she is a grand slam champion in the making.