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Ash Barty named 2020 Young Australian of the Year


A young woman holding a glass trophy wearing a blue shirt is standing in front of a yellow screen that reads “Young Australian of the Year”.
2020 Young Australian of the Year Ash Barty (Photo courtesy of AAP)
28 Jan 2020

Congratulations to proud Ngaragu woman Ash Barty from Ipswich, Queensland on receiving the 2020 Young Australian of the Year Award.

The former cricketer and teen tennis champion is ranked the world’s number one singles tennis player by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA). Ash is the first Australian woman since Evonne Goolgong Cawley to hold tennis’s number one ranking.

Chair of the National Australia Day Council and fellow sportsperson, Danielle Roche OAM congratulated Ash on her achievements.

“Ash Barty is the world’s No.1 tennis player, a champion athlete and an extraordinary young woman doing our nation proud. Her achievements are inspiring young Australians to follow their dreams.”

2002 Young Australian of the Year and fellow professional tennis player Pat Rafter presented Ash with the award in Melbourne  where she continues her Australian Open campaign.

Congratulations Ash and good luck your Australian Open campaign.

Find out more

Learn more about the 2020 Australian of the Year nominees and winners at the Australian of the Year Awards website.

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