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Sport Ash Barty's 2019 prize money earnings pass $10 million at WTA Finals in Shenzhen

04:10  31 october  2019
04:10  31 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

Barty handed tough draw at WTA Tour Finals

  Barty handed tough draw at WTA Tour Finals Ashleigh Barty is poised to become Australia's first year-end world No.1 tennis player since Lleyton Hewitt in 2002 but has a tough draw at the WTA Finals.All but guaranteed the year-end world No.1 ranking regardless of her showing in Shenzhen, Barty has been thrust into a devilish pool containing both this year's Australian Open finalists - champion Naomi Osaka and runner-up Petra Kvitova - plus Swiss prodigy Belinda Bencic.

Figure could rise further with success at WTA Finals . Barty is guaranteed at least .45m for the week if she makes the last four in Shenzhen – and could land a .98m pot Her finals fate remains very much in her own hands. While there are endless permutations as all four players in Barty ’ s pool

Ash Barty ’ s star continues to rise as she became Australia’s $ 10 million golden girl — achieving something no Aussie tennis player ever has. Barty would be guaranteed at least .45 million for the week if she made the last four in Shenzhen — and could land a .98 million pot of gold with

SHENZHEN, CHINA - OCTOBER 29: Ashleigh Barty of Australia shows her frustration during her Women's Singles match against Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands on Day Three of the 2019 Shiseido WTA Finals at Shenzhen Bay Sports Center on October 29, 2019 in Shenzhen, China. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)© 2019 Getty Images SHENZHEN, CHINA - OCTOBER 29: Ashleigh Barty of Australia shows her frustration during her Women's Singles match against Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands on Day Three of the 2019 Shiseido WTA Finals at Shenzhen Bay Sports Center on October 29, 2019 in Shenzhen, China. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) Ashleigh Barty is not only the top-ranked player in women's tennis, but also the tour's richest performer in 2019 after crashing through the $10 million prize money barrier for the season.

Barty's one-from-two record so far at the lucrative WTA Finals has taken her on-court earnings for the year to an eye-watering $10.93 million.

Barty beats Bencic in WTA Finals opener

  Barty beats Bencic in WTA Finals opener World No.1 Ashleigh Barty has all but secured her year-end world No.1 ranking after beating Belinda Bencic 5-7 6-1 6-2 in her WTA Finals opener.Unless disaster strikes and she can't walk on court again this week and Karolina Pliskova takes the title, Barty's 5-7 6-1 6-2 win over Belinda Bencic on Sunday night earned the 23-year-old a place in tennis history as the first Australian woman to finish a season in top spot since rankings were introduced in 1973.

The dual Wimbledon champion edged Barty in a thrilling three-set final in Sydney this year before toppling her for the fourth straight time in the Australian Open quarter- finals in Share or comment on this article: Ash Barty ' s tennis earnings on WTA circuit reaches an unprecedented $ 10 million . e-mail.

The Shiseido WTA Finals Shenzhen will see the world’s finest female tennis players take to the court, with READ MORE: Stefanie Graf hails No.1 Ashleigh Barty ' s ascent, depth of tour in Zhuhai. The prize money each player earns in Shenzhen is based on their performance in the tournament, while

The unprecedented windfall for an Australian player in a single season has more than doubled her entire career earnings.

Barty would be guaranteed at least $1.45 million for the week if she made the last four in Shenzhen — and could land a $5.98 million pot of gold with victory in Sunday's final.

But even if she loses and misses the semi-finals, the 23-year-old will leave China $890,000 better off.

The true beauty of it all for Barty, not that money's the motivation, is that her finals fate remains very much in her own hands.

Barty won her opening clash at the finals, beating Swiss world number seven Belinda Bencic in three sets 5-7, 6-1, 6-2.

The world number one then suffered a shock defeat to Naomi Osaka's late injury replacement Kiki Bertens, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, to leave her semi-finals chances in the balance.

Svitolina downs Pliskova at WTA Finals

  Svitolina downs Pliskova at WTA Finals Defending champion Elina Svitolina has beaten Karolina Pliskova in her opening round-robin match at the WTA Finals in Shenzhen.Svitolina's 7-6 (14-12) 6-4 victory leaves the Ukrainian in prime position to claim a semi-final berth for the second straight season after she won the title last year in Singapore.

(Reuters) - World number one Ash Barty has become the first player to qualify for the season-ending WTA Finals in Shenzhen , the WTA Tour has said. 27-Nov. 3 Finals , which offer million in prize money . "It' s been a goal from the very start of the year to qualify for the WTA Finals ," Barty

Final set: Ashleigh Barty 6-3 3-6 0-3* Kiki Bertens: Everything is terrible for Ash Barty right now but somehow The first was a great passing shot as Barty approached and the second was a wicked angle that not even Welcome to our coverage on day 3 of the WTA Finals in Shenzhen , where we

All four players in Barty's pool remain in contention heading into Thursday's final round-robin matches, but the equation is simple for Australia's world number one.

Beat Petra Kvitova and she will top the Red Group and advance to Saturday's semi-finals.

If she loses, Barty could still sneak into the semis if she takes a set from Kvitova and Kiki Bertens defeats Belinda Bencic in three sets.

Such a scenario would require a complicated countback involving games won and lost by each of the competitors.

But the best bet for Barty is to beat Kvitova, as she has done in their past two meetings this year, most recently this month in Beijing.

Kvitova — who has suffered consecutive defeats to Osaka, before her withdrawal, and Bencic — incredibly still has an outside chance of making her way through to the semi-finals, and despite her two recent defeats against Barty, previously had a 4-0 record in meetings between the pair.

The dual Wimbledon champion edged Barty in a thrilling three-set final in Sydney this year before toppling her for the fourth-straight time in the Australian Open quarter-finals in January.

"I've played Petra a number of times this year. Each match has been exceptionally tough. We've kind of split them a little bit," Barty said.

"Conditions are different here. [It] changes things a little bit.

"We'll figure out a way we'll nullify her strengths and get it back to my patterns as much as we can."

If she progresses, Barty will play either titleholder Elina Svitolina, Wimbledon champion Simona Halep or Karolina Pliskova for a spot in the final.

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Could Australia end its 45-year Fed Cup drought? Dianne Balestrat was part of the winning team in 1974, and she thinks this could be our year.Two members of the last victorious Australian team, Dianne Balestrat (nee Fromholtz) and Janet Young, will be in the stands. Evonne Goolagong Cawley is unable to attend due to a prior commitment.

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