“It’s been the most incredible year for me but I think first and foremost congratulations to Elina and your team,” Barty said.
“A goal of mine this year was to break into the Top 10 and almost turn myself into a Top 10 player with consistency across the board.
“But it kind of ballooned out pretty quickly from there.”
She is the first Aussie to hold the year-end top ranking since Evonne Goolagong Cawley (1974, 1976)
“It’s very very special to finish No. 1. It’s always a big dream.”
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