PARIS, France - Ashleigh Barty capped off a dream fortnight in Paris with the best prize of all: her maiden Grand Slam title at the French Open. The 23-year-old, who once hung up her tennis racquets in favor of cricket, will also rise to World No.2 on Monday after defeating Marketa Vondrousova 6-1, 6-3 in a dominant display.
Praise for the well-liked Aussie flooded social media as her major achievement made waves in the tennis world and beyond.
Check out some of the best tweets about Barty’s big moment, right here!
Barty defeated both Andrea Petkovic and Madison Keys en route to the title, but her opponents had nothing but respect for the new champion:
Victoria Azarenka, Barty's regular doubles partner, had this to say:
Meanwhile, former Grand Slam doubles champion Rennae Stubbs, a fellow Aussie, was astounded by Barty's unique journey:
Australian great Rod Laver had these words of encouragement for Barty before she took the court:
In fact, there was lots of love for Barty from her fellow Aussie players, including former US Open champion Sam Stosur, who received a shoutout from Barty during the trophy ceremony:
Check out even more tweets from current and former players, legends, coaches and more: