PLAYER PROFILE

Ashleigh Barty

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AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
85
WTA
RANKING
  • Age21
  • Born24 April 1996
  • Birth PlaceIpswich, Queensland
  • LivesSpringfield, Queensland
  • Height163 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachJim Joyce and Scott Draper
FOLLOW
“We feel very confident we can get the win - we've got to. You've just got to believe in and trust everyone in your team.”

— Ashleigh Barty, 21 Apr 2017

» Barty to show Serbia the Australian way

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
  • Stepped away from tennis in late 2014; briefly pursued a career in cricket, playing for the Brisbane Heat in the women’s Big Bash League
  • Made a singles comeback¬†in late May¬†2016 after a 21-month hiatus; went 11-2 in her first two events on grass in Eastbourne (ITF $50,000) and Nottingham (WTA)
  • Advanced to third round of Australian Open 2017, her best Grand Slam singles result
  • Came from qualifying to win her first WTA title in Kuala Lumpur in March 2017
  • Cracked the top 100 on 6 March 2017, at world No.92
  • Career goal is to achieve a top 10 ranking
  • Favourite shot is the forehand
  • Favourite surface is grass
  • 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

2016 325
2014 218
2013 164
2012 195
2011 669

Titles/Finals

Titles

2017 Kuala Lumpur

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

Finals

2012 Ipswich ITF, Esperance ITF

Ashleigh Barty in the news

Fed Cup: winners are grinners
The winning Australian team of (L-R) Destanee Aiava, Daria Gavrilova, Alicia Molik, Ash Barty and Casey Dellacqua; photo credit Srdjan Stevanovic
24 April, 2017

There was a feel-good vibe in the Australian team which dismantled Serbia 4-0 in Zrenjanin to secure its place once again in World Group II. (photo credit: Srdjan Stevanovic)
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Molik: we can be Fed Cup contenders
Casey Dellacqua (L) and Alicia Molik at the Australia v Slovakia Fed Cup pre-tie press conference; Roman Benicky
24 April, 2017

A clean-sweep against Serbia has seen Australia retain a World Group II position - and the green-and-gold may get a shot at the Fed Cup title earlier than expected.
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Barty, Gavrilova put Aussies in command
Daria Gavrilova was making her Fed Cup debut for the Green and Gold. Photo: Getty Images
23 April, 2017

Ash Barty and Daria Gavrilova both scored straight-sets wins on Saturday in Zrenjanin to give Australia a 2-0 lead in its Fed Cup World Group II Play-off tie against Serbia.
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Molik: Barty and Dellacqua are Grand Slam contenders
Casey Dellacqua and Ashleigh Barty celebrate their WTA doubles title win in Kuala Lumpur; Getty Images
21 April, 2017

Australian Fed Cup captain believes Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua are one of the world's best doubles team.
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