French Open champion Barty trends with the stars
Social media lights up with praise for Australia's newest Grand Slam champion after Ash Barty wins the French Open.
https://twitter.com/CathyFreeman/status/1137501825148411904Legends, fellow Australian and WTA players, as well as stars of the entertainment world were quick to congratulate Australia’s Ash Barty after she lifted a first Grand Slam singles trophy at Roland Garros.
Billie Jean King was among the first to take to Twitter, with Rod Laver equally delighted by his fellow Queenslander’s major breakthrough.
— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) June 8, 2019
Congratulations @ashbar96 – I am so proud of you champion. Rocket 🚀 pic.twitter.com/d7L12V24Ty
— Rod Laver (@rodlaver) June 8, 2019
Sam Stosur, Australia’s most recent Grand Slam singles champion at the 2011 US Open, was thrilled with her Fed Cup teammate’s success.
Massive CONGRATULATIONS to @ashbar96 on your incredible win today! So happy and proud of you!!Always knew you would achieve this incredible success! You have such a gift and determination and now the trophy to show… https://t.co/6OVxLCDPBv
— Samantha Stosur (@bambamsam30) June 8, 2019
John Millman, Daria Gavrilova, Alex de Minaur and Priscilla Hon were among the other Australian Fed and Davis Cup players to show they were similarly proud.
I’ve known Ash for a long time and she’s always been special. Winning a French Open title doesn’t confirm what we’ve always known. So happy for @ashbar96, @CTyzzer and her family for this. #queenslander pic.twitter.com/yErk8chuYW
— John Millman (@johnhmillman) June 8, 2019
Had to really restrain myself from messaging Ash about how excited I am all this week to not jinx her. Happy it's all over now for me😂😂😂 I'm gonna go crazy with the messages and the gifs now!!! Freaking congrats @AshBar96 and the team! Idol 🥰
— Daria Saville (@Daria_gav) June 8, 2019
Incredible tourney by @ashbar96 🙌🙌🙌 too good!!!!!
— alex de minaur (@alexdeminaur) June 8, 2019
What a comeback story! Congrats @ashbar96 French Open Champion 2019 👌🇦🇺
— Lleyton Hewitt (@lleytonhewitt) June 8, 2019
Simona Halep and Sloane Stephens, champion and runner-up respectively at Roland Garros in 2018, led praise from fellow WTA stars.
— Simona Halep (@Simona_Halep) June 8, 2019
Some amazing tennis this tournament from @ashbar96 – congrats girl you deserve this!! Now go enjoy it! 👏🏾💫 #RG19
— sloanestephens (@SloaneStephens) June 8, 2019
Petra Kvitova, Madison Keys and Andrea Petkovic also took to Twitter to congratulate the new star.
And to my fellow Czech leftie @VondrousovaM – what an amazing tournament you had! 👏🇨🇿
— Petra Kvitova (@Petra_Kvitova) June 8, 2019
Current and former doubles partners, Victoria Azarenka and CoCo Vandeweghe (who teamed with Barty for a first Grand Slam win in the 2018 women’s doubles event) were similarly excited by Barty’s biggest career win.
🥳🥳🥳 @ashbar96 heck yeah budddddddddd
— CoCo Vandeweghe (@CoCoVandey) June 7, 2019
After earlier congratulations from Australian Hugh Jackman in reaching the final, there was also an outpouring of support from other Aussie celebrities and sporting stars.
And to hear her speak. She is GOLD. An amazing ambassador for Australia. https://t.co/XrVrTS7KLO
— Dave Hughes (@DHughesy) June 8, 2019