Here is why Barty's win in Shenzhen is so significant for the world of sport.
The 23-year-old has won more than $4 million prize money after prevailing at the end-of-season extravaganza.
Ash Barty ousted out Karolina Pliskova to reach her 6th final of the season.
The top two seeds and the bottom two seeds face off to secure a spot in tomorrow’s championship match.
World number one Ash Barty has been handed a difficult draw for the season-ending finale in Shenzhen.
Ash Barty won Australian Sport's highest achievement after winning Roland Garros and being world number one in 2019.
Ash Barty is pleased with her game after reaching the China Open final with a dramatic win over Kiki Bertens.
Who has already qualified for the WTA Finals, and who is in position to claim the remaining spots?