Ashleigh Barty wins the most important tennis award in Australia

SYDNEY: Australian tennis star and current number one in the female world Ashleigh barty has credited his family's unconditional love for his rocket-like ascension after being named Australia The most prominent artist of 2019.

At a ceremony in the city of Melbourne on Monday night, Barty received the prestigious award. Newcombe Medal For the third consecutive year, the Xinhua news agency reports.

The 23-year-old, who at the beginning of the year eliminated the French Open and reached the number one rank in the world, said it was the love of her family and her closest followers that helped her reach the top of the game.

"It takes a village. We're a tennis family and I'm very humbled to be here tonight again," Barty said.

I am extremely fortunate to have such an incredible network around me. It's very special to have mom, dad and my first coach, Jim (Joyce), here. They gave me unconditional love and support over and over again. bad times.

Barty capped a stellar 2019 by winning the WTA Finals in Shenzen, China, last month, claiming the biggest cheque in tennis history -- a hefty $ 4.42 million.

The annual Newcombe Awards are named after Australia n tennis great John Newcombe, with the eponymous medal awarded to the country's most outstanding player that year.