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Sport Ash Barty wins WTA Finals over Elina Svitolina to claim biggest prize packet in tennis history

16:07  03 november  2019
16:07  03 november  2019 Source:

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.

(CNN) World No.1 Ashleigh Barty and defending champion Elina Svitolina will face off for the richest prize in tennis after the pair came through tough three-set semifinals at the WTA Finals in China She can pocket ,420 million, with Svitolina the maximum purse of ,725 million after winning all

Australian tennis world number one Ashleigh Barty defeated Elina Svitolina of Ukraine to win the WTA Finals in China and claim a record-breaking .42 million in prize Aussie Ashleigh Barty nets record .42mn prize money as she beats Elina Svitolina to win WTA Finals . 3 Nov, 2019 13:19.

Ashleigh Barty poses with a trophy as she celebrates after winning the final against Ukraine's Elina Svitolina.© REUTERS/Aly Song Ashleigh Barty poses with a trophy as she celebrates after winning the final against Ukraine's Elina Svitolina. Australia's Ash Barty has claimed the biggest winner's cheque in tennis history, beating Ukraine's Elina Svitolina 6-4, 6-3 to win the WTA Finals title and a $US4.42 million ($6.4 million) prize packet.

The cheque could have been even bigger, at $6.8 million, had she gone through the tournament undefeated, but a first-up loss to Kiki Bertens in the round-robin stage cost the world number one a few hundred thousand dollars.

The 23-year-old is the first Australian woman to win the season-ending showpiece tournament since Evonne Goolagong Cawley won the crown for a second time in 1976.

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.

Ashleigh Barty beat Elina Svitolina in a high-quality match to claim the WTA Finals title and pick up the biggest prize money ever offered in tennis . The Australian world number one won 6-4 6-3 to take the season-ending title in Shenzhen and a record .42m (£3.42m). Barty , 23, had lost all her five of

Ashleigh Barty beats Karolina Pliskova in WTA Finals semi- final – as it happened. Svitolina rescued her year on the stage she had previously struggled badly on, reaching her first grand slam Svitolina won an astonishing nine titles in 2017 and 2018, yet until today she hadn’t reached a single

It capped a superb week for Barty, who, in addition to claiming the fattest winner's cheque in tennis history — for male or female competitors — also became the first Australian woman to end the year as world number one since rankings were introduced in 1973, and pushed her annual prize money beyond $US10 million.

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.

TENNIS .com - Live Scores, Tennis News, Player Ranking, and Complete Tournament Data. The World No. 1 will try to dethrone the defending champion at the Shiseido WTA Finals Shenzhen on Sunday as Ashleigh Barty takes on Elina Svitolina in the final of the season-ending event. Svitolina will now go for her equal- biggest title, having won the WTA Finals last year in Singapore.

Svitolina , having won all her group matches at these season-ending championships, would Asked about the record prize money on offer (the previous biggest cheque awarded in tennis was Barty is through to Sunday's final (AFP via Getty Images). Svitolina had been having a moderate season by

Perhaps unsurprisingly in a battle between the best servers in the tournament, Barty and Svitolina traded service games through the first set of the decider, until the Australian finally broke in a lengthy 10th game to take the first set 6-4.

Things were back on serve through the first two games of the second set, before a series of errors and a double fault by Barty handed Svitolina a break, but the Aussie put the set back on parity at 2-2 with a break of her own and held her serve to love to lead 3-2.

The French Open champion appeared to be on a roll as she broke again on the back of Svitolina's first double fault of the match to reach 4-2, but Barty could not hold her serve in the next game and the match was back on serve once again.

It looked like the run of breaks would continue when Barty replied to reach 15-40 in the next game, only for Svitolina to rattle off three straight points to have advantage, but the rollercoaster continued as Barty fought back to take the break before powering through her service game to hold to love and take out the tournament in style.

It was Barty's first win against Svitolina after five straight losses in their clashes since 2017.

Ash Barty leading charge to end Fed Cup title drought, as 1974 champ sees parallels with her winning team .
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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