Barty finishes year as WTA’s No. 1 for 3rd consecutive time


              Barbora Krejcikova, second from right, and Katerina Siniakova, second from left, of the Czech Republic, hold their trophy accompanied by former players Martina Navratilova, right, and Chris Evert during an awarding ceremony after win the doubles final match of the WTA Finals tennis tournament in Guadalajara, Mexico, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Refugio Ruiz)
            
              FILE - Ashleigh Barty, of Australia, returns to Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, during the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021, in Mason, Ohio. Wimbledon champion Ash Barty finished No. 1 in the WTA singles rankings for the third consecutive season, while Katerina Siniakova topped the doubles rankings for the second time. Barty, a 25-year-old from Australia, joins Serena Williams, Steffi Graf, Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert as the only women to lead the year-end tennis rankings three straight times. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster, File)
            
              FILE - Australia's Ash Barty reacts after defeating Romania's Ana Bogdan in their match during a tuneup tournament ahead of the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021. Wimbledon champion Ash Barty finished No. 1 in the WTA singles rankings for the third consecutive season, while Katerina Siniakova topped the doubles rankings for the second time. Barty, a 25-year-old from Australia, joins Serena Williams, Steffi Graf, Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert as the only women to lead the year-end tennis rankings three straight times. (AP Photo/Andrew Brownbill, File)
            
              FILE - Australia's Ashleigh Barty poses with the trophy for the media after winning the women's singles final after defeating the Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova on day twelve of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Saturday, July 10, 2021. Wimbledon champion Ash Barty finished No. 1 in the WTA singles rankings for the third consecutive season, while Katerina Siniakova topped the doubles rankings for the second time. Barty, a 25-year-old from Australia, joins Serena Williams, Steffi Graf, Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert as the only women to lead the year-end tennis rankings three straight times. (Pete Nichols/Pool via AP, File)
Barty finishes year as WTA’s No. 1 for 3rd consecutive time