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World Number 1 Ash Barty Has Been Crowned Australian Sportswoman Of The Year

World Number 1 Ash Barty Has Been Crowned Australian Sportswoman Of The Year

This is certainly the year for Aussie tennis superstar Ashleigh Barty.

The 23-year-old from Ipswich, Queensland, has just been crowned Australian Sportswoman of the Year.

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Speaking to Sunrise after getting the incredible award, Ash said: "It's changed my life in a lot of ways, but it hasn't changed the way that my team and I prepare, train and try and do the little things right, but there is certainly more recognition.

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Credit: PA

"If I can inspire one young girl or young boy, I feel that would be the most incredible thing in my life.

"All I want to do is keep trying to live by my values, be a strong woman, chase my dreams and try be the best version of myself."

Not a bad accolade to get just a week after winning The Don at the Sport Australia Hall Of Fame in Melbourne.

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The World Number One tennis star also picked up Women In Sport Moment of the Year for her French Open win over Marketa Vondrousova.

According to Channel 7, Barty became the first Australian woman to win the Grand Slam title since Margaret Court in 1973.

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"I'm very fortunate to be nominated amongst so many other empowering women in Australian sport and to come away with the win is a bonus" Barty said.

It was a big night celebrating women in sport, with the Women's Cricket Team winning A-Team of the Year for the second year in a row. They're edging closer to topping the Men's One Day International winning record of 23. They just need three more wins and they'll beat it.

Skipper Meg Lanning walked away with the Leadership Legend award after she became the first player to score 13 ODI centuries.

Aussie golfer Hannah Green was crowned The Most Outstanding Woman in Sport due to her incredible win the PGA Championship.

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