Despite only playing a few tournaments, Barty secured the 2020 year-end No. 1 ranking. (Getty)

Ashleigh Barty has solidified her place as the best female player in the world for another season. The Australian earned her second year-end No. 1 ranking despite only playing four events this year, and zero since February. The WTA rankings were frozen in March, allowing Barty to keep her No. 1 ranking for the entire season, and then the new ranking system benefited her. 

The road to her world No. 1 status started last year before Roland Garros. Barty was the first Australian to not only win the Grand Slam, but earn the No. 1 ranking since 1976. With the WTA season over (and the ATP season nearly done), see how much you know about Barty's journey to world No. 1.