PLAYER PROFILE

Ashleigh Barty

3
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
92
WTA
RANKING
  • Age20
  • Born24 April 1996
  • Birth PlaceIpswich, Queensland
  • LivesSpringfield, Queensland
  • Height163 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachJim Joyce and Scott Draper
FOLLOW
“"I'm over the moon, I don't really know what to say, I'm a bit speechless." ”

— Ashleigh Barty, 6 Mar 2017

» Barty wins maiden WTA title in Kuala Lumpur

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

Barty downs Bouchard in Miami
Ash Barty's comeback continued with a win over Genie Bouchard. Photo: Getty Images
23 March, 2017

Ash Barty's impressive comeback continued, with a three-set win over Genie Bouchard.
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Kyrgios set for Miami return
Nick Kyrgios was pumped up during his third-round win over Alexander Zverev at the BNP Paribas Open; Getty Images
21 March, 2017

The world No.16 returns to action at the Miami Open this week.
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Indian Wells: Dasha, doubles on the schedule
Daria Gavrilova; Getty Images
10 March, 2017

Daria Gavrilova opens her singles campaign at Indian Wells while wildcards Ash Barty and Casey Dellacqua will look to continue their winning ways. Bernard Tomic teams with Rafael…
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Don’t put pressure on Barty, says coach
Ash Barty in action at Kuala Lumpur; Getty Images
7 March, 2017

Despite Ash Barty breaking through for her first WTA title in Kuala Lumpur, coach Craig Tyzzer has cautioned fans on getting too ahead of themselves as the young Aussie continues…
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