Ash Barty says it will be important for her to consolidate on her remarkable 2017 season.

With four twins over Top Ten opponents in the year, Barty goes into the Australian Open  in January as Australias highest ranked player at No.17.

Named as the Newcombe medallist this week as Australias best player, Barty (pictured)  paid tribute to her support crew for the invaluable assistance they’ve provided for the First Nations star in her incredible season.