With her victory in the fight for the title in the WTA Finals, against the Ukrainian Elina Svitolina 6-4 and 6-3, the Australian Ashleigh Barty won a historic check in this sport: 4.42 million dollars (about 3.95 million of euros).
“A goal of mine this year was to get into the ‘top 10’ and almost become a ‘top 10’ player with consistency across the board. But since then everything has been quite fast. I’m not kidding, ”said the new Mistress, and the first Australian to win this title since 1976, when Evonne Goolagong Cawley achieved it for the second time (1974), and fifth to win it as a rookie.
Barty did joke about what he was going to do with that fabulous check. “I am doing a lot of shopping ‘online’ in Shenzhen,” he told reporters.
“Today has been a very special day for the RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) at home. I was doing a bit of online shopping because I know they need things for the cats and dogs and everything in the RSPCA shelter. A little bit to give them something back when I get home to Australia, ”he said.
The title achieved in Shenzheh, the seventh of his career and most important since Roland Garros this year, prepares Barty for the conquest of a new goal: the Federation Cup, whose final will be played by Australia against France on November 9 and 10 in Perth (Australia). EFE.