7th of March 2017 (Written by Wayne Jackson of WTByWayne).

Ashleigh Barty wins 2017 Alya WTA Malaysian Open

Ashleigh Barty has won her first WTA title by beating Nao Hibino in straight sets 6-3 6-2 at the Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur.

Barty, 20, said on Twitter "Amazing, amazing, amazing. Unforgettable week".

As a result of this victory it sent Barty rocketing up the rankings from 158, to 92 (Top 100).

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Ash Barty of Australia poses with her winners trophy.