PLAYER PROFILE

Ashleigh Barty

5
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
277
WTA
RANKING
  • Age20
  • Born24 April 1996
  • Birth PlaceIpswich, Queensland
  • LivesSpringfield, Queensland
  • Height163 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachJim Joyce and Scott Draper
FOLLOW
“It was nice to blow out a few cobwebs and come out finally after a long year last year. It's just so good.”

— Ashleigh Barty, 2 Jan 2017

» Barty returns with victory

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

Titles/Finals

Titles

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

Finals

2012 Ipswich ITF, Esperance ITF

Ashleigh Barty in the news

Barty returns with victory
Ash Barty celebrates her first victory at the Brisbane International since 2014; Getty Images
2 January, 2017

Ash Barty produced a clinical display to win her first tour-level singles match on home soil since 2014. Angelique Kerber is next.
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Hewitt: Tomic must take it to Ferrer
Bernard Tomic in action during his three-set victory over Ryan Harrison in the second round in Shenzhen; photo credit Shenzhen Open
2 January, 2017

According to Lleyton Hewitt, Bernard Tomic - who has lost three of five meetings with David Ferrer - must come out swinging against the Spaniard in Brisbane on Monday.
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De Minaur, Aiava qualify for Brisbane International
Alex De Minaur; Getty Images
1 January, 2017

Australian teens Alex De Minaur and Destanee Aiava have impressed in the qualifying rounds to secure berths in the main draw of the Brisbane International.
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Dellacqua with unfinished business
Casey Dellacqua practises ahead of the Australia v Slovakia Fed Cup World Group II tie in Bratislava; Roman Benicky
31 December, 2016

Back on court after a serious concussion and reunited with friend Ash Barty in doubles, Casey Dellacqua hopes to determine her own path as she attempts a doubles comeback.
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