Barty's tactical mind her biggest weapon, says Stosur

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Tennis - WTA Premier - Nature Valley Classic - Edgbaston Priory Club, Edgbaston, Birmingham, Britain - June 23, 2019 Australia's Ashleigh Barty poses as she celebrates winning the final against Germany's Julia Goerges with the trophy Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine

LONDON (Reuters) - Ashleigh Barty concedes not even she could have imagined climbing to number one in the world rankings heading into Wimbledon but for fellow Australian Samantha Stosur it is no surprise.

Stosur, who peaked at world number four and won the 2011 U.S. Open, has been a figurehead for Australian women's tennis for over a decade. Barty, 23, has now taken on that role.

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