French Open champion Ashleigh Barty replaced Naomi Osaka as world number one after beating Julia Goerges in the Birmingham Classic final.
French Open champion Ashleigh Barty tuned up for Wimbledon in style by becoming world number one with victory in the Birmingham Classic.
Ashleigh Barty will climb to the top of the world rankings if she can beat Julia Goerges in the Birmingham Classic final.
Ashleigh Barty moved a step closer to becoming the new WTA world number one in Birmingham as she stretched her winning streak to 10 matches.
Australian Ashleigh Barty can become the world number one after Naomi Osaka's early exit from the Birmingham Classic.
Ashleigh Barty triumphed at Roland Garros earlier this month and can become the newest WTA world number one before Wimbledon.
Top seed Naomi Osaka edged past Greece's Maria Sakkari 6-1 4-6 6-3 in round one of the Birmingham Classic.
After the stifling pressure of chasing a third consecutive grand slam, Naomi Osaka feels ready to make a mark on grass in England.
Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova's participation in this year's event is in doubt after she withdrew from the Birmingham Classic.
Preparing a challenge for a sixth Wimbledon title, Venus Williams will play the Nature Valley Classic for the first time.