Ashleigh Barty aims to end season on a high note by steering Australia to first Fed Cup in 45 years. File / Agence France-Presse
Eighth seed Barty got off to a strong start and never looked back, winning 6-1, 6-3 after only 70 minutes to claim her maiden Grand Slam title.
The angle of Ash Barty’s climb to the top of women’s tennis has been so steep, the rise so fast, that the sight of her name perched on top of the Wimbledon draw as top seed and favourite still requires a second glance.
Ashleigh Barty said it was in "another realm" to become only the second Australian woman to top the world rankings when she won the Birmingham WTA title on Sunday, beating Julia Goerges 6-3, 7-5.
World number one Ashleigh Barty crashed out of the WTA tournament in Toronto on Tuesday, falling in three sets in her second-round opener to 29th-ranked American Sofia Kenin. Australia’s Barty, the French Open champion who was competing for the first time since a fourth-round exit at Wimbledon,
Cricket-crazy fans in Pakistan will be able to enjoy the whole of their Twenty20 league on home soil for the first time when the star-studded fifth edition begins on Thursday in Karachi.
The dashing batsman recently has become the first person from India to hit 50 million followers on Instagram.
Qualifier Jennifer Brady pulled a major upset of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Tuesday when she stunned two-time winner Elina Svitolina.