Ashleigh Barty will join fellow grand slam champion Samantha Stosur as a three-time Newcombe Medallist on Monday night.
Barty is a shoo-in to collect the major gong for a third straight year at Australian tennis’s night of nights in Melbourne.
The 23-year-old is Australia’s first year-end world No.1 since Lleyton Hewitt in 2002 after winning the French Open, WTA Finals and two other titles during a magical 2019 season.
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Stosur, who won the “Newk” in 2010, 2011 and 2012, is the only other person to have won Australian tennis’s most prestigious individual award three times.
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