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Ashleigh Barty bio, ranking and tennis news
Ashleigh Barty is a professional Australian tennis player. She started playing tennis at the age of 5 when her parents: Robert and Josie introduced her to the sport. She has two sisters, Ali and Sara.
- Born - 24th April 1996 (Ipswich, Queensland, Australia)
- Height - 5ft 5 inches (1.66m)
- Plays - Right handed
- Grand Slams won (2) French Open 2019, Wimbledon 2021,
- Nationality - Australian
Break from tennis
After the 2014 US Open Barty took a break from tennis that lasted almost two years.
She went on to play cricket and enjoyed a successful stint at the Brisbane Heat cricket team in Women’s Big Bash League.
Return to tennis
Ashleigh returned to tennis in 2016 and went on to win her first WTA singles title at the 2017 Alya Malaysian Open.
She used to play doubles with Casey Dellacqua. (Until Casey retired).
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The 2019 French Open Champion
The 2019 ITF World Champion
Ashleigh Barty news
27th of January 2022 - Ashleigh has defeated Madison Keys in the semi-finals of the Australian Open, the result was 6-1 6-3. She will now play either Danielle Collins or Iga Swiatek in the final.
25th of January 2022 - Ashleigh has reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open where she will play Madison Keys.
7th of February 2021 -
Ashleigh has won the Yarra Valley Classic beating Garbine Muguruza in the final 7-6 6-4.
8th of September 2020 -
Ashleigh has decided not to defend her French Open title this year pulling out of the tournament due to the coronavirus.
3rd of November 2019 -
Ashleigh Barty has won the year ending WTA Finals by defeating Elina Svitolina 6-4 6-3 in straight sets. The tournament was held in Shenzhen, China - For the first time. (It will be held there on a ten-year contract).
This was the first time that Ashleigh had ever beaten Elina, and as a result of winning the tournament, she received a cheque for $4.42m (3.42m). The highest amount of money ever won in a tennis tournament.
Ashleigh will also end the year as World Number 1.
30th of March 2019 -
Australia’s Ashleigh Barty has won the biggest title of her career by defeating Karolina Pliskova in straight sets at the Miami Open. 7-6 (7-1) 6-3. Barty hit a career-high of 15 aces and as a result of the win will move into the world’s top 10 rankings on Monday.
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What others have said about Ashleigh. (Below).
A talented and eclectic young Aussie who will undoubtedly ignite passion for other young people who will hopefully become international legends as our players did in the 60s!
Posted by Sue Pearce on the 9th of June 2019.
She is a great role model for all. She gives her very best at all times with such skill, grace and fairness. I love to see her control and determination on the court followed by her little smile when everything has gone right for her.
Posted by Maree on the 20th of January 2019.
Doubles in tennis is special for its teamwork and sophisticated tactics. Ashleigh Barty understands doubles at a deep level. A superb volleyer, she knows where to be, what shot to hit, where best to hit it, and how to support a partner.
She may be the best woman at this since Martina Hingis. These talents were displayed this week as she and Coco Vandeweghe combined to win the Miami Open Championship.
Posted on the 2nd of April 2018 by Carl Morris.
Off the court -
Ashleigh enjoys reading, playing video games and fishing.