Paris, France , 9 June 2019 | Tennis Australia, fellow Australian and WTA players, as well asΒ  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.

Sam Stosur, Australia’s most recent Grand Slam singles champion at the 2011 US Open, was thrilled with her Fed Cup teammate’s success.

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.

Simona Halep and Sloane Stephens, champion and runner-up respectively at Roland Garros in 2018, led praise from fellow WTA stars.

Petra Kvitova, Madison Keys and Andrea Petkovic also took to Twitter to congratulate the new star.

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.

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.