The golden girl of Australia: the annual win of tennis superstar Ash Barty reached an amazing $ 10 million in an unprecedented windfall
- Barty's success this season has brought her annual income to $ 10.93 million
- Windfall is unprecedented for an Australian player during a single season
- Barty could win another $ 6 million if she wins the tournament in Shenzen on Sunday
Ashleigh Barty is not only the best player of the ladies' game, but also the richest player of the tour in 2019 after breaking through the $ 10 million prize money barrier for the season.
Barty & # 39; s one-of-two record so far at the obscenely lucrative WTA Finals has brought her on-court revenue for the year to a blood-curdling $ 10.93 million.
The unprecedented windfall for an Australian player in one season has more than doubled her entire career income.
Ashleigh Barty (photo) is not only the best player of the women's tennis game, but also the richest player of the tour in 2019 after breaking the $ 10 million prize money barrier for the season
And much more could come if she defeats Petra Kvitova on Thursday evening to qualify for the semi-final.
Barty would receive at least $ 1.45 million for the week if she made the last four in Shenzhen – and could win a $ 5.98 million pot of gold with the win in Sunday's final.
But even if she loses and misses the semifinals, the 23-year-old China is betting $ 890,000 better.
Thanks for coming.
The true beauty of all this for Barty, not that money is the motivation, is that her final destiny remains in her own hands a lot.
Although there are endless permutations because all four players in Barty's Pool remain in the title fight on their way to the final round-robin games on Thursday, the comparison is easy for Australia's # 1.
Defeat Kvitova and she will defeat the Red Group and advance to Saturday's semi-finals.
Barty & # 39; s one-of-two record so far at the obscenely lucrative WTA Finals has brought her on-court revenue for the year to a blood-curdling $ 10.93 million. Pictured: Barty and her friend Gary Kissick
If she loses, Barty can still sneak into the semi-final by taking a set from Kvitova and Kiki Bertens beats Belinda Bencic in three sets.
Such a scenario would require a complicated countback with won and lost matches from all participants.
But the best bet for Barty is to beat Kvitova, as she did in their last two meetings this year, most recently this month in Beijing.
Kvitova had been Barty's mate before.
The double Wimbledon champion this year defeated Barty in an exciting three-sets final in Sydney before overthrowing her for the fourth consecutive time in the Australian Open quarterfinals.
& # 39; I played Petra a number of times this year. Every competition was exceptionally tough. We split them a bit, & Barty said.
& # 39; The circumstances are different here. Changes a bit.
& # 39; We will find a way to override her strengths and bring it back to my patterns as much as possible. & # 39;
As she progresses, Barty will play either title holder Elina Svitolina, Wimbledon champion Simona Halep or Karolina Pliskova for a place in the final.
The unprecedented windfall for an Australian player in one season has more than doubled her entire career income. Pictured: Barty in action against Naomi Osaka at the China Open Tennis tournament in Beijing in October
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