Ashleigh Barty beats Karolina Pliskova to win Miami Open title
- 22-year-old is first Australian woman in top 10 since 2013
- Victory in Florida brings $1.3m prize money
Ashleigh Barty had 15 aces and became the 33rd different player to win a title in as many ATP and WTA tournaments this year when she beat Karolina Pliskova 7-6, 6-3 on Saturday in the final of the Miami Open.
The 22-year-old Australian, seeded 12th, won her fourth title and the biggest of her career. She improved to 18-3 this year and will rise next week to career-high ranking of No9, the first Australian woman since 2013 to reach the top 10 in the world.