Ash Barty’s award-winning 2019 season
World No.1 Ash Barty's success on court -- and exploding popularity off it -- was reflected in the sheer volume of awards she collected in a glittering 2019 season.
Ash Barty’s glittering 2019 has ended with the world No.1 being showered with awards and honours recognising her achievements both on and off the court.
The 23-year-old Queenslander won close to 20 awards from a variety of organisations and bodies, with the bulk coming in October, November and December as she wrapped up her breakthrough season.
She ended the year by winning at the prestigious WTA Finals in Shenzhen, a victory earning her the biggest prize money cheque in the history of professional tennis.
Her success on the court and her highly-admired qualities as a role model — most notably for girls and the Indigenous community — saw her capture the hearts of Australians and inspire the nation.
The awards she earned, listed below, reflect just that.
|21/6||ITF||Fed Cup Heart Award|
|03/10||Australian Financial Review Magazine||No.1 on list of “10 Most Culturally Powerful Australians in 2019”|
|10/10||Sport Australia Hall of Fame||“The Don” Award|
|17/10||Women’s Health Women in Sport Awards||> Sportswoman of the Year
> Moment of the Year (French Open win)
|26/10||Tennis Queensland||Ashley Cooper Medal for Athlete of the Year|
|12/11||2020 QLD Young Australian of the Year|
|16/11||Dreamtime Awards||> Person of the Year
> Female Sportsperson of the Year
|28/11||GQ Magazine Australia||Sportsperson of the Year (public vote)|
|30/11||Queensland Sports Awards||Sport Star of the Year|
|02/12||Tennis Australia||Newcombe Medal|
|10/12||AIS Performance Awards||> Female Athlete of the Year
> Sporting Moment of the Year
> ABC Sport Personality of the Year (people’s choice)
|11/12||“Most Searched” Australian public figure in Australia|
|11/12||WTA||Player of the Year|
|20/12||ESPN Australia||No.1 “Most Influential Athlete” in 2019 Australian Sport Power Rankings|
Barty will commence her 2020 season at the Brisbane International, beginning 6 January at the Queensland Tennis Centre.