Barty pledges to bushfire appeal
World number one ranked female tennis player Ash Barty had become the latest player to contribute significantly to the Red Cross bushfire appeal.
The Queenslander has donated her entire prize money from the upcoming Brisbane International.
First prize in the tournament is worth $US250,000; almost $AU360,000.
"We have been kind of sitting down and thinking and with my team, with my family and everything and trying to think of ways that we can help," Barty said.
"Obviously there have been some really great initiatives from cricketers, tennis players, golfers, soccer players, all over the country people trying to help out and I think as well we have come to the decision that any of my prize money here in Brisbane will be donated to the Red Cross to go towards the families and homes that have been affected."