• 04-NOV-2018

Ashleigh Barty Soars to New Heights, Captures WTA Elite Trophy Title

(FILA Global) - FILA sponsored tennis player Ashleigh Barty captured the biggest title of her career over Wang Qiang at the Hengqin Life WTA Elite Trophy in Zhuhai, China. Barty defeated Wang 6-3, 6-4 to win her second singles title of 2018 and sixth overall for the year.
 
“It’s been a truly phenomenal year,” said Barty following the win. “My goal is to stay Top 20 and try and consolidate as best I can. We've been able to do that and come away with a couple of titles, as well, and still being very successful in doubles.”
 
After a loss to Aryna Sabalenka to start the week, Barty secured wins over Caroline Garcia and Julia Goerges en route to the final showdown with Wang. In the final, Barty used a combination of terrific back hand slices and all-around court play to outlast the number one ranked Chinese player.
 
Barty will finish the 2018 season with a career high WTA singles ranking of 15 and doubles ranking of 7.