Adelaide International: Ashleigh Barty bags her first title at home in straight sets

January 18, 2020

Lawn Tennis

  • Ashleigh Barty won her first career title at home on Saturday with a 6-2, 7-5 defeat of Ukrainian Dayana Yastremska at the ATP-WTA Adelaide International.
  • The world number one is assured of holding the top ranking as the Australian Open begins on Monday in Melbourne.
  • Barty claimed victory after 87 minutes at Memorial Drive as Yastremska sent a return long over the baseline. She was presented the carved wood trophy by an Aboriginal elder who blessed it before it was handed over.

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