American Jennifer Brady off to a very strong start in 2020. Victories over Sharapova and No. 1 Ash Barty in Brisbane. Tough 1st round defeat to Halep at the Australian Open. Qualifies in Dubai and beats Svitolina, Vondrousova and now an in-form Muguruza to reach the semis.
Sofia Kenin, the 21-year-old American who took down Aussie Ash Barty on her way to the final, is now the youngest Australian Open singles champion in 12 years after claiming her first Grand Slam title. | @RobWaters10
BARTY PARTY: Congratulations to Ash Barty, who is the first Australian woman to seize the world No.1 tennis ranking in almost half a century after claiming her third title of a phenomenal 2019 season. ? ? #9News
#BREAKING ??? She's done it! Ash Barty moves into her maiden Grand Slam semi-final at the French Open! ?? @ashbar96efeated Madison Keys in straight sets 6-3, 7-5. ?:AP @rolandgarros #RolandGarros2019 #RolandGarros
If you develop great physical skills at a young age, they will transfer across all sports. Ash Barty took 18 months out of pro tennis and played Big Bash cricket. ❤️ Develop athletes first. Sportspeople later.