Barty named Indigenous Ambassador

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Top Aussie Ashleigh Barty, whose father is from the Ngarigo indigenous people, has been named National Indigenous Tennis Ambassador by Tennis Australia.  

“If we can get more kids playing tennis and more kids enjoying tennis across Australia within the Indigenous communities, that would be amazing,” Barty said in a press release

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Aussie tennis legend Evonne Goolagong Cawley, a Wiradjuri, endured much abuse for her heritage as she came up the ranks. But she now uses her platform to support indigenous young people and earned the country’s highest honor, Companion of the Order of Australia.

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