Ashleigh Barty

  • Age20
  • Born24 April 1996
  • Birth PlaceIpswich, Queensland
  • LivesSpringfield, Queensland
  • Height163 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachJim Joyce and Scott Draper
“I think they’re genuinely happy to see me enjoying myself again and just back on the tour and playing some tennis.”

— Ashleigh Barty, 30 Jun 2016

» Five minutes with … Ash Barty

On court

  • Started playing tennis aged five when her parents, Robert and Josie, introduced her to the game.
  • Claimed both the 14/u and 16/u Australian national junior titles.
  • Won the Junior Wimbledon Championships in 2011, beating Irina Khromacheva in the final.
  • Made her WTA debut at the Brisbane International in 2012.
  • Secured a wildcard for her first Grand Slam event, the 2012 Australian Open.
  • Won her maiden ITF Futures Pro Tour title on home soil in Sydney in 2012, following up with wins in Mildura and Nottingham.
  • Received a wildcard into the 2012 French Open, losing to former Wimbledon Champion Petra Kvitova in the first round.
  • Awarded Australian Institute of Sport Pro Tour Program Scholarship in 2012.
  • Career goal is to achieve a top 10 ranking.
  • Favourite shot is the forehand.
  • Favourite surface is clay.
  • Person she most admires is former World No. 1 Australian Evonne Goolagong Cawley.

Off court

  • Hobbies include fishing, reading and playing computer games.
  • Loves her pets (two dogs, two cats and a bird).

Year-end singles ranking history

2014 218
2013 164
2012 195
2011 669



2012 Sydney ITF, Mildura ITF, Nottingham ITF, Traralgon ITF


2012 Ipswich ITF, Esperance ITF

Ashleigh Barty in the news

Cabrera earns AO qualifying wildcard
Lizette Cabrera, Optus 18s Australian Championships, December Showdown, 2012, Melbourne.  XUE BAI
25 October, 2016

In-form Queenslander Lizette Cabrera has been rewarded for her scintillating form on the Pro Tour with a wildcard into Australian Open qualifying.
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Perez excited for Grand Slam debut
Ellen Perez
25 August, 2016

Relatively little-known before winning a wildcard into the US Open main draw, Ellen Perez spoke to about her breakthrough victory and emergence in the sport.
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Perez wins US Open wildcard
Ellen Perez; Getty Images
22 August, 2016

Ellen Perez has stunned Ash Barty to win a wildcard into the main draw of the US Open.
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Aussie women set for US Open play-off
Ash Barty celebrates her progression through to the quarterfinals of the Aegon Open in Nottingham; Getty Images
19 August, 2016

Arina Rodionova, Ash Barty and Jarmila Wolfe are all in the hunt for a wildcard into the US Open main draw when they contest this weekend's play-off in Florida.
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