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Bartys rank would be higher if she didn't cop so many tough draws. It was Barty who was the seed in the French Open who had Serena before the 3rd round.

and have a look back at the AO draw. Sabelenka first round, Giorgi 2nd and then Osaka in the 3rd. All super dangerous players on fast courts and all have won titles this year. she also had Azarenka in Tokyo.
 

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Both deserving winners but a bit pathetic to have joint winners in my opinion. Personally I think it takes a bit away from the award. The alternative is to have seperate male and female winners.
Agreed. Barty should have won it. Year end rank of 15, grand slam doubles title, big singles title to end the year.
 
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Yeah, joint is a cop out, personally i think with tennis, expectations on the what players do plays a factor. where i would say alex smashed expectations while ash was at about right given her end to 2017. With that in mind i would of had Alex as the winner up until Ash's win in Zhuhai gets her over the line. I wouldn't expect anything less from TA/Newcombe medal...
 

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I felt it was a cop out too. I would have given it to Alex - only just - based on the fact he has had a meteoric rise this year but can easily see the argument for Ash winning it.
 
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