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Australian Barty over tennis world

Ashleigh Barty said it was an accomplishment in "another domain" to turn out to be just the second Australian lady to top the world rankings when she won the Birmingham WTA title on Sunday, beating Julia Goerges 6-3, 7-5.

The 23-year-old French Open hero copies Evonne Goolagong Cawley - like her an indigenous Australian - who held top spot for a fortnight in 1976.

Barty - the main Australian to win the French Open since Margaret Court in 1973 - uproots Japan's Naomi Osaka as ladies' reality number one.

Much more exceptionally, it comes under a long time since she invested significant energy from tennis to play cricket in 2014.

By and by, she said it had been a youth dream to be tennis number one, despite the fact that this year her and her group had just focused on the main 10.

"I mean you generally dream of it as a little child, yet for it to turn into a the truth is mind boggling, it truly is," said Barty subsequent to accepting the trophy in a competiti…