Best in the world: Ash Barty wins Birmingham to become world number one
Ash Barty has become world number one after winning the Birmingham Classic on Sunday.
The 23-year-old becomes the first Australian to hold the coveted crown since Lleyton Hewitt in 2003.
Fresh after winning her maiden Grand Slam title at the French Open a fortnight ago, Barty beat doubles partner Julia Goerges to take out the title.
Before entering Wimbledon as the best player in the world, the Queenslander will play in Eastbourne as her near-flawless preparation for the third major of the year continues.
— Ash Barty (@ashbar96) June 23, 2019
Australians who have been world number one:
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