Final yr’s Newcombe Medallist gained the WTA Elite Trophy in Zhuhai, one other singles title on grass in Nottingham in addition to 4 doubles titles – together with her maiden grand slam alongside American Coco Vandeweghe in New York.
Barty amassed 46 singles wins for the season, reaching the Sydney closing, semi- finals in Strasbourg, Montreal and Wuhan and making a career-best fourth-round run on the US Open along with her two title successes.
De Minaur couldn’t be denied both after being named the ATP’s Newcomer of the 12 months following his meteoric rise from No.208 to a career-high 31st within the rankings in 2018.
The 19-year-old’s breakout season started with runs to the Brisbane semi-finals and Sydney closing, which earned a Davis Cup debut, the place he pushed then-world No.four Alexander Zverev to 5 units.
He additionally reached the Washington closing earlier than rounding out his yr with a runner-up exhibiting at Subsequent Gen ATP Finals in Milan.
US Open quarter-finalist John Millman, who climbed to a career-high No.33 on this planet after his beautiful win over Roger Federer at Flushing Meadows, and wheelchair champion Dylan Alcott, who gained a sixth grand slam title this yr, have been the opposite nominees for the highest gong on Monday night time.
A spotlight of the night time at Melbourne’s Crown On line casino was the presentation of the Spirit of Tennis Award to retired ace Casey Dellacqua for her excellent achievements each on and off the court docket.
Darren Cahill, who guided ladies’s world No.1 Simona Halep to her breakthrough grand slam crown on the French Open, gained the teaching excellence award.
Full record of 2018 Newcombe Medal award winners:
Newcombe Medal: Ashleigh Barty and Alex de Minaur
Spirit of tennis: Casey Dellacqua
Teaching excellence efficiency: Darren Cahill
Teaching excellence growth: Stephen Thompson
Feminine junior athlete of the yr: Destanee Aiava
Male junior athlete of the yr: Rinky Hijikata
Most excellent athlete with a incapacity: Archie Graham
Teaching excellence membership: Adon Kronk, Mooloolaba Tennis Membership, Queensland
Most excellent tennis membership: Henley South Tennis Membership, South Australia
Most excellent faculty: Casuarina Avenue Major Faculty, Katherine East, Northern Territory
Excellence in officiating: Simon Cannavan
Volunteer achievement award: John Decide
Most excellent skilled event: 2017 Apis Canberra Worldwide, Canberra, ACT
Most excellent Australian rating event: AGL Loy Yang Traralgon Worldwide, Victoria
Most excellent 35+ tennis senior: Peter Froelich.