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

Gallery: blue carpet glamour at the Newks
Australian Davis Cup captain and former world No.1 Lleyton Hewitt with wife Bec; photo credit Fiona Hamilton
28 November, 2016

The 2016 Newcombe Medal kicked off at Crown Palladium in Melbourne with the stars of Australian tennis stepping out for the cameras on the blue carpet.
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Biggest mover: Barty jumps 50 spots
Ash Barty in action during her second-round victory over Andrea Hlavackova at the WTA Aegon Open in Nottingham; Getty Images
22 November, 2016

Ash Barty is back in the top 300 after her quarterfinal finish in Taipei, while James Duckworth is within striking distance of a top-100 return.
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Aussies dominate in Asia
James Duckworth was a winner at the ATP Challenger in Toyota; photo credit Toyota Challenger
21 November, 2016

James Duckworth won the Toyota Challenger in Japan at the weekend, one of several Aussies enjoying strong results in Asia.
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Barty into Taipei quarterfinals
Ash Barty celebrates her progression through to the quarterfinals of the Aegon Open in Nottingham; Getty Images
17 November, 2016

After four months out battling an arm injury, Ash Barty has made a resounding comeback, storming into the quarterfinals of the WTA 125K event in Taipei.
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