Barty's emotional tribute to Aussie tennis icon

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Australian superstar Ash Barty paid a heartwarming tribute to tennis icon Evonne Goolagong Cawley pursuing a second-round triumph astatine the Australian Open.

Barty cruised past Lucia Bronzetti 6-1 6-1 connected Rod Laver Arena to suffice for the 3rd circular of her location slam.

Following the casual win, she spoke to retired Australian tennis prima Casey Dellacqua connected court.

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Dellacqua asked astir Barty's narration with Goolagong Cawley, who is incapable to be the Open this year.

Ashleigh Barty (R) and Evonne Goolagong Cawley get astatine the 2019 Newcombe Medal astatine Crown Palladium (Getty)

Barty has spoken astatine magnitude antecedently astir however she idolises Goolagong Cawley - a chap arrogant Aboriginal pistillate - and besides paid tribute aft her breakthrough triumph astatine Wimbledon past year.

"She's an unthinkable quality being," Barty said today.

Stream each match, each tribunal of the Australian Open unrecorded and escaped connected 9Now.

"I'm highly fortunate to beryllium capable to telephone her a friend, I cognize she's lone ever a telephone telephone away.

"The beingness has worked successful a mode that we're truthful connected. We've got immoderate peculiar anniversaries that we stock together, evidently we're connected done our heritage.

"She's an unthinkable pistillate and she's been capable to usher truthful galore of the indigenous younker coming up successful the past nevertheless galore years, but besides her enactment disconnected the court.

"I'm privileged to cognize her. I emotion her to death."

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