Ash Barty completed a tournament-record achievement on Sunday, becoming the first women to win both singles and doubles at the WTA Stuttgart event in two decades.

The Australian world No. 1 clinched the singles crown on her Stuttgart debut, defeating Aryana Sabalenka 3-6, 6-0, 6-3.

A few hours later, she combined with Jennifer Brady to lift doubles honours over Americans Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Desirae Krawczyk 6-4, 5-7, 10-5.

“I guess there’s a first time for everything,” the low-key Barty said after becoming the first woman to earn both trophies here since Lindsay Davenport in 2001.

“This week has been phenomenal, with quality matches. It’s taken my tennis to a new level.

“I was playing calm and with freedom, I’m trying to bring my best on every single point.”

Barty called her achievement “extremely humbling to be mentioned in the same sentence as Lindsay and Justine Henin (last reigning No. 1 to win Stuttgart). They are legends of our sport.

“To have a shared history is really cool.”

Barty called her tournament debut “a massive week. I adapted to the conditions well and got through some tough matches (three comebacks after losing the opening set).

“It’s really positive to be doing so well on a long trip from home,” the Australian added.


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