PLAYER PROFILE

Ashleigh Barty

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AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
158
WTA
RANKING
  • Age20
  • Born24 April 1996
  • Birth PlaceIpswich, Queensland
  • LivesSpringfield, Queensland
  • Height163 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachJim Joyce and Scott Draper
FOLLOW
“My serve is one of my main weapons and I think it let me down a little bit today. But I'm certainly not discouraged and we'll give it a red-hot crack tomorrow.”

— Ashleigh Barty, 12 Feb 2017

» Fed Cup: Australia with hard road ahead

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

Ukraine dominates Australia in Fed Cup
Daria Gavrilova; Getty Images
13 February, 2017

Australia faces a Play-off tie against a yet-to-be-determined opponent to maintain its place in World Group II after falling to Ukraine in Kharkiv.
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Fed Cup: Australia with hard road ahead
Ash Barty; Getty Images
12 February, 2017

Australia has fallen behind 2-0 against the Ukraine and must win all of its rubbers on Sunday in Kharkiv if it hopes to advance to the World Group Play-offs.
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Gavrilova, Barty lead Australia in singles
(L-R) Daria Gavrilova, Ash Barty, Arina Rodionova, Casey Dellacqua and Alicia Molik at the Australia v Ukraine Fed Cup draw ceremony.
11 February, 2017

Daria Gavrilova and Ash Barty will lead the Aussies into Fed Cup battle in Kharkiv when they take on Lesia Tsurenko and Elina Svitolina respectively in singles.
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Freezing Fed Cup tie sees Dasha leading the way
Daria Gavrilova will open the Fed Cup tie v the USA. Photo:  AMN Images
9 February, 2017

Daria Gavrilova will lead Australia into battle for a Fed Cup tie played in sub-zero temperatures in Ukraine and for a shot at a World Group Play-off tie.
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