Sydney — Australia hailed “bloody legend” Ashleigh Barty on Sunday after she ended the country’s 46-year wait for a French Open singles title with a crushing victory in Paris.

Some of the nation’s top sportspeople took to social media to congratulate the 23-year-old in the wake of her 6-1 6-3 whipping of Czech teenager Marketa Vondrousova which propelled her to No2 in the world...

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