Ash Barty set to equal Australian record after blockbuster year

Ashleigh Barty will join fellow grand slam champion Samantha Stosur as a three-time Newcombe Medallist on Monday night.

Barty is a shoo-in to collect the major gong for a third straight year at Australian tennis's night of nights in Melbourne.

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The 23-year-old is Australia's first year-end world No.1 since Lleyton Hewitt in 2002 after winning the French Open, WTA Finals and two other titles during a magical 2019 season.

Stosur, who won the "Newk" in 2010, 2011 and 2012, is the only other person to have won Australian tennis's most prestigious individual award three times.

Ash Barty is favourite to take home Australia's tennis player of the year. (Getty Images)

Barty has already capped off her incredible year in the tennis arena with another homegrown honour.

The World No.1 tennis gun claimed Queensland’s Young Australian of the Year award after her success and work on and off the court.

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Winner of the French Open, Barty continued her inspired form and finished the year as World No.1.

Barty’s rise to the summit of women's tennis saw her become only the second Australian WTA singles No. 1 after Evonne Goolagong Cawley.