World No.1 Ash Barty has taken retired the WTA Player of the Year grant for the 2nd clip successful her career.
Barty won 5 tournaments successful 2021, including her 2nd expansive slam title, aft beating Karolina Pliskova successful 3 sets during to assertion the Wimbledon crown.
She besides won tournaments successful Melbourne, Stuttgart, Cincinnati and Miami, finishing arsenic the year-end No.1 for the 3rd twelvemonth successful a row. She became conscionable the 5th subordinate to clasp the WTA's apical spot astatine year-end for 3 consecutive seasons, joining legends Serena Williams, Steffi Graf, Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert successful achieving that feat.
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Barty was antecedently named Player of the Year successful 2019, and joins Serena Williams, Kim Clijsters, Justine Henin, Lindsay Davenport, Graf, Monica Seles and Navratilova arsenic aggregate winners of the award.
US Open champion Emma Raducanu was named Newcomer of the Year, aft her unthinkable maiden expansive slam triumph successful New York.
The British teen became the archetypal subordinate to triumph a expansive slam rubric arsenic a qualifier, which came connected the backmost of a fourth-round tally astatine Wimbledon.
She finished the twelvemonth astatine No.19 successful the rankings, up from 343 astatine the commencement of 2021.
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