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Ash Barty’s Surprise Disney Gig After Australian Open First-Round Victory

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<img src="https://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/5e2688242100004c00fffabf.jpeg?cache=DzS9TlNuL3&ops=scalefit_630_noupscale" alt="Australia's Ash Barty celebrates her victory against Ukraine's Lesia Tsurenko during their women's singles match on day one of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 20, 2020. " data-caption="Australia's Ash Barty celebrates her victory against Ukraine's Lesia Tsurenko during their women's singles match on day one of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 20, 2020. " data-credit="WILLIAM WEST via Getty Images" data-credit-link-back=""><div><p>After winning her <a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/australian-open-serena-williams_au_5e254750c5b673621f788a38?utm_hp_ref=au-homepage">Australian Open </a>first-round match on Monday evening, <a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/ash-barty-tennis-newcombe-medal-2019_au_5de5b1a5e4b00149f7347db1">Ash Barty</a> has more exciting news as far as her career is concerned.</p><p>The 23-year-old Australian tennis player has teamed up with Disney’s streaming service, Disney+ for its new <a href="http://www.aol.com/dna.disneyplus.com.au" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Disney+ DNA </a>feature that launched on Tuesday.</p><p>Ash is one of three famous ambassadors of the online experience, that helps people discover which three Disney characters truly represent who they are as a person through an interactive test measuring reactions to various film scenes. </p></div><!-- start relEntries --><div><h3>Related...</h3><ul><li><a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/ash-barty-tennis-newcombe-medal-2019_au_5de5b1a5e4b00149f7347db1?ncid=other_huffpostre_pqylmel2bk8&utm_campaign=related_articles" aria-label="Indigenous Tennis Player Ash Barty Awarded Newcombe Medal"> Indigenous Tennis Player Ash Barty Awarded Newcombe Medal </a></li><li><a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/ash-barty-wta-finals-win_au_5dbf358ae4b0d8b441d0cb90?ncid=other_huffpostre_pqylmel2bk8&utm_campaign=related_articles" aria-label="Ash Barty Needs A Couple Of Beers On The Couch To Reflect On 'Crazy' Year"> Ash Barty Needs A Couple Of Beers On The Couch To Reflect On 'Crazy' Year </a></li><li><a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/australian-open-serena-williams_au_5e254750c5b673621f788a38?ncid=other_huffpostre_pqylmel2bk8&utm_campaign=related_articles" aria-label="Australian Open: Serena Williams Aces First Round After Air Quality Concerns"> Australian Open: Serena Williams Aces First Round After Air Quality Concerns </a></li><li><a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/extreme-heat-fires-to-affect-sports-more_au_5e24c6f1c5b674e44b9a031a?ncid=other_huffpostre_pqylmel2bk8&utm_campaign=related_articles" aria-label="Extreme Heat, Fires To Affect Sports More Through Climate Change: Report"> Extreme Heat, Fires To Affect Sports More Through Climate Change: Report </a></li><li><a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/serena-williams-response-meghan-markle-question_au_5e2614b6c5b673621f7a61c7?ncid=other_huffpostre_pqylmel2bk8&utm_campaign=related_articles" aria-label="Serena Williams Has Slick Response To Meghan Markle Question"> Serena Williams Has Slick Response To Meghan Markle Question </a></li></ul></div><!-- end relEntries --><div><p>“When they asked me if I’d be willing to take a Disney+ DNA test to prove what I was really made of, I said hakuna matata,” the sports star said in an official statement announcing her role on Tuesday. </p><p>“I have always loved Simba and Moana. But when I found out that I was 56%<br>The Hulk I was a bit surprised. Even though I didn’t know much about the big green guy I realised we shared some similarities... I’d like to think I have a bit of<br>his endurance, determination and superhuman strength!”</p></div><img src="https://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/5e2688d02100004b00fffac0.jpeg?ops=scalefit_630_noupscale" alt="Rove McManus, Ash Barty and Ricki-Lee Coulter are fronting the Disney+DNA campaign." data-caption="Rove McManus, Ash Barty and Ricki-Lee Coulter are fronting the Disney+DNA campaign." data-credit="Disney+" data-credit-link-back=""><div><p>The other celebrity ambassadors are TV host Rove McManus and singer Ricki-Lee Coulter. </p><p>News of Ash’s Disney partnership comes after she defeated Ukraine’s Lesia Tsurenko 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 in her first-round match at Melbourne’s Australian Open.</p><p>Following her victory on Monday, she thanked the team behind her success, including coach Craig Tyzzer. </p><p>“I’m doing it with my team,” she <a href="https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-21/australian-open-ash-barty-credits-her-team-as-campaign-begins/11884216" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">told reporters.</a> “We’re doing it as a team. We’re loving it. We’re embracing it. There’s no other way to approach it.”</p></div><div><blockquote data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/B7kKMA3p35R/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-captioned data-instgrm-version="12"><div><a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B7kKMA3p35R/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><div><div></div><div><div></div><div></div></div></div><div></div><div></div><div><div> View this post on Instagram</div></div><div></div><div><div><div></div><div></div><div></div></div><div><div></div><div></div></div><div><div></div><div></div><div></div></div></div><div><div></div><div></div></div></a><p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B7kKMA3p35R/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">A post shared by Ash Barty (@ashbarty)</a> on Jan 20, 2020 at 6:40pm PST</p></div></blockquote></div><section><h5></h5><div></div></section>
Australia's Ash Barty celebrates her victory against Ukraine's Lesia Tsurenko during their women's singles match on day one of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 20, 2020. 

After winning her Australian Open first-round match on Monday evening, Ash Barty has more exciting news as far as her career is concerned.

The 23-year-old Australian tennis player has teamed up with Disney’s streaming service, Disney+ for its new Disney+ DNA feature that launched on Tuesday.

Ash is one of three famous ambassadors of the online experience, that helps people discover which three Disney characters truly represent who they are as a person through an interactive test measuring reactions to various film scenes. 

“When they asked me if I’d be willing to take a Disney+ DNA test to prove what I was really made of, I said hakuna matata,” the sports star said in an official statement announcing her role on Tuesday. 

“I have always loved Simba and Moana. But when I found out that I was 56%
The Hulk I was a bit surprised. Even though I didn’t know much about the big green guy I realised we shared some similarities... I’d like to think I have a bit of
his endurance, determination and superhuman strength!”

Rove McManus, Ash Barty and Ricki-Lee Coulter are fronting the Disney+DNA campaign.

The other celebrity ambassadors are TV host Rove McManus and singer Ricki-Lee Coulter. 

News of Ash’s Disney partnership comes after she defeated Ukraine’s Lesia Tsurenko 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 in her first-round match at Melbourne’s Australian Open.

Following her victory on Monday, she thanked the team behind her success, including coach Craig Tyzzer. 

“I’m doing it with my team,” she told reporters. “We’re doing it as a team. We’re loving it. We’re embracing it. There’s no other way to approach it.”

Source: Huffington Post Australia Athena2 https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/ash-barty-disney-plus-australian-open_au_5e2682e4c5b673621f7ad383

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