The 22-year-old started the season off with winning all her Fed Cup singles and doubles matches, which helped Australia reach the top-tier World Group for the first time in four years.

She continued with her fine form into the Sydney International where she made the final. Barty also enjoyed a career best on clay where she was the top seed for the first time at a WTA Tour singles event but suffered a tough draw for the French Open.

Heading into Wimbledon, the Queenslander took out the Nottingham Open, her second career WTA title.


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At Wimbledon, Barty enjoyed a career Grand Slam high of reaching the third round before making the fourth round of the US Open.

However, it was at the US Open where Barty enjoyed one of her highlights of the year.

Having lost longtime doubles partner Casey Dellacqua to retirement, Barty partnered with American CoCo Vandeweghe with much success including winning the Miami Open. 

At the last Grand Slam of the year, the pair saved three match points to edge out second-seeded Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic 3-6 7-6(2) 7-6(6). Barty was just the seventh Australian women to win a US Open women’s doubles title.

Having maintained her top 20 ranking, she qualified for the WTA Elite Trophy for the second straight year. Barty was defeated defending champion Julia Görges and home favourite Wang Qiang to win the biggest title of her career.

By the end of the season, Barty reached a career high of 15 in singles and seven in doubles, which saw her become one of only two women ranked inside the world’s top 20 in both disciplines.

Back home Barty was named joint Newcombe Medal winner alongside Alex de Minaur, an award she received for the second consecutive year.


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