Tennis world number one Ash Barty, 23, is crowned Young Australian of the Year
- Tennis champion Ash Barty was named young Australian of the Year on Saturday
- She is currently battling in the Australian open to be an open singles champion
- The awards are currently underway at National Arboretum in Canberra
Ash Barty has netted a national prize as she battles to become Australia’s first Open singles champion since 1978.
The 23-year-old tennis sensation from Ipswich in Queensland has been named 2020 Young Australian of the Year at the National Arboretum in Canberra.
Barty has been inspirational as she climbed the ranks to become the world’s number one women’s singles player, as well as serving as the National Indigenous Tennis Ambassador for Tennis Australia.
The prestigious award commended the tennis player on her ‘down-to-earth’ attitude and incredible achievements.
Chair of the National Australia Day Council, Danielle Roche OAM, said Ms Barty’s was an inspiration to other young Australians.
‘Ash Barty is the world’s No.1 tennis player, a champion athlete and an extraordinary young woman doing our nation proud,’ she said according to News Corp.