'Epitome of class': Fans swoon over Ash Barty's special post-match act

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Ash Barty (pictured left) embracing Jill Teichmann after her win at the Cincinnati Open and (pictured right) gesturing to her team to come celebrate with her.
Ash Barty (pictured left) was humble in victory against Jill Teichmann and also seen gesturing to her team to come celebrate with her on the court. (Images: Getty Images/Eurosport)

Ash Barty was unstoppable at the Cincinnati Open as she ran away to become the first Australian in 48 years to win the title, but the adored Aussie won over more hearts with her classy post-match acts.

The World No.1 produced some of her best tennis on hard-court to take home the Southern & Western Open after defeating surprise finalist Jill Teichmann in the final 6-3, 6-1.

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Barty outclassed Naomi Osaka's conquerer to win the prestigious Cincinnati Open and did so without dropping a set at the tournament.

But, in a manner which we have come to expect from the humble Australian, Barty made sure she wasn't the only one celebrated after her title.

During the trophy ceremony, Barty was seen gesturing to her team - including boyfriend Garry Kissick and coach Craig Tyzzer - to come on the court to share the moment.

The beautiful act was caught on camera and had fans praising the Australian for her gracious act.

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Barty has always remained humble and shared her success with her team.

After the Wimbledon final, Barty climbed into the stands to embrace boyfriend Garry Kissick and coach Craig Tyzzer.

She then praised her team during her crowning moment.

“I’m excited I could repay them the favour in a way, of giving us an opportunity as a collective, as a whole, to do something pretty special this week," Barty said after her victory.

The World No.1 often refers to her accomplishments as 'we', instead of 'I', which has enamoured fans around the world.

After winning the Miami Open this year, Barty praised her team and family when she responded to a question about what she enjoys on the tour.

Ash Barty's beautiful praise for rival

However, it wasn't the only moment fans swooned over.

During her victory speech, Barty offered some special praise for the 24-year-old Teichmann.

A relatively unknown player on the world stage, Teichmann defeated Naomi Osaka and Karolina Pliskova on her way to the final.

Barty, who is always well educated on her opponents' form and records, recognised Teichmann's talent and offered some words of encouragement after a tough loss.

"First of all, Jil, what a week, mate! This is where you belong with your level and it's so nice to see you play your best tennis this week."

Pointing to her trophy, she added: "I know over the next few years, you'll win many of these."

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Teichmann responded with a lovely speech of her own.

As she collected her runner's-up trophy, Teichmann, who's come through injury battles to demonstrate that she could well go on to join the elite, gave an indication of what Barty's opponents think of the Australian.

"Congratulation Ash, you're an exceptional number one, you're great on court and off court, so very, very good for you and your team and keep it going."

Barty will now head into the US Open as a firm favourite due to her form, and the current run of woes for defending champion Osaka.

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