Ash Barty named 2020 Young Australian of the Year
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.