Sport Barty, Dellacqua in season-ending doubles

03:40  12 september  2017
03:40  12 september  2017 Source:   MSN

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Casey Dellacqua and Ashleigh Barty are the first all-Australian pairing to make the French Open women's doubles final in Paris in 46 years.

Ashleigh Barty (born 24 April 1996) is an Australian professional tennis player and cricketer. Barty first gained media attention by reaching the doubles final of the 2013 Australian Open, partnered by Casey Dellacqua .

Ash Barty and Casey Dellacqua have qualified for the season-ending doubles championships in Singapore. © Stanley Chou/Getty Images Ash Barty and Casey Dellacqua have qualified for the season-ending doubles championships in Singapore. Ash Barty has received a further boost to her breakout season with news she and partner Casey Dellacqua have qualified for the season-ending doubles championships.

Fresh off another boost to her singles ranking - Barty moved to No.37 in the world on Monday, up from No.271 at the beginning of the year - the Queenslander was announced as a starter for the Singapore tournament.

It will be the debut performance for the pair, who have reached six finals this year, including the decider at Roland Garros.

They've won three titles and are currently ranked fourth in the race to Singapore.

"It really is a dream to compete at our first WTA Finals and we can't wait to play in front of the fans in Singapore," said Barty.

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