Ashleigh Barty, a professional Australian tennis player, claimed the world number one ranking in the women’s singles category whilst taking home $4.42 million, which is the biggest prize money awarded in the history of tennis, by winning the 2019 Shiseido WTA finals held in Shenzhen, China. She defeated Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina, who was ranked as world number three in 2017 by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA). In 2018, Barty won the doubles title at the US Open. In 2019, she successfully claimed the singles title at the 2019 French Open.
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