Australian Ashleigh Barty wins the WTA final in Shenzhen

SHENZHEN (China): world number one Ashleigh barty dramatically ended his bad luck against the defending champion Elina Svitolina to win the WTA finals on sunday and get the richest prize in tennis history.

Barty, who had never defeated Svitolina in five previous attempts, won 6-4, 6-3 in one hour and 26 minutes in the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center .

The Australian claimed a record-setting $4.42 million payday -- the biggest ever awarded in men's or women's tennis .