(CNN)Ash Barty is on a roll and just doesn’t want to stop. She won her first grand slam title at Roland Garros earlier this month, and has knocked Naomi Osaka of Japan off the top spot in the women’s world rankings. Now, the 23-year-old Australian is bidding to become the first Australian women to win Wimbledon since her idol and mentor Evonne Goolagong Cawley won her second title in 1980. “Evonne has been an incredible champion of our sport, she is the most genuine human being you’ll ever meet and even to be mentioned in the same conversation with her is a little bit mind-boggling to me,” said Barty, who is only the second Australian woman to occupy the No. 1 ranking and first since Goolagong Cawley in 1976. Read More “She has been an inspiration of mine, a mentor of mine, and a friend of mine, and anything that even goes close to what she achieved in her career would be unbelievable.” READ: Rafael Nadal ready to conquer Wimbledon again READ: Naomi Osaka can win 10 grand slams, says Li Na Ashleigh Barty clinched the French Open title in Paris in June 2019. Love of grass Barty’s 6-1 6-3… Read full this story
- Djokovic rolls at US Open as Barty, Pliskova fight through
- Federer seeded ahead of Nadal for Wimbledon
- Tennis: Djokovic eyes Davis Cup glory to cap superb finish
- Djokovic shines as Serbia, France eye Davis Cup semi-finals
- Wozniacki, Kerber crash out at Wuhan Open
- Serena Sharapova showdown seizes spotlight at US Open
- Tennis: Djokovic pledges all-out attack to dethrone Nadal
- Wozniacki comeback stalls in Nottingham
- Venus Williams rallies to reach Miami Open quarter finals
- Tennis: Australians celebrate win by 'twinkle toes'
Ashleigh Barty eyes Wimbledon glory from world No.1 spot have 275 words, post on edition.cnn.com at June 25, 2019. This is cached page on GameMax. If you want remove this page, please contact us.