PLAYER PROFILE

Ashleigh Barty

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AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
19
WTA
RANKING
  • Age22
  • Born24 April 1996
  • Birth PlaceIpswich, Queensland
  • LivesSpringfield, Queensland
  • Height163 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachCraig Tyzzer
FOLLOW
“We've known it's been a work in progress to get back into the World Group and now we're in a perfect position to put ourselves in with a chance for a shot at the title next year.”

— Ashleigh Barty, 22 Apr 2018

» Australia gunning for Fed Cup glory

On court

  • Started playing tennis at age five
  • Won the Wimbledon girls’ singles title in 2011 at age 15, 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
  • 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)
  • Her best Grand Slam singles result is reaching the third round of Australian Open 2017
  • 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 and 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

2017 17
2016 325
2014 218
2013 164
2012 195
2011 669

Titles/Finals

Titles

2017 Kuala Lumpur WTA

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

Finals

2018 Sydney WTA

2017 Birmingham WTA, Wuhan WTA

2012 Ipswich ITF, Esperance ITF

Ashleigh Barty in the news

Fed Cup: Aussies’ final thoughts
Destanee Aiava (R) and Daria Gavrilova celebrate their victory in the doubles rubber to give Australia a 4-1 victory over Netherlands in the fed Cup World Group Play-off tie in Wollongong; Getty Images
22 April, 2018

Following a 4-1 victory over the Netherlands in Wollongong, all members of the Australian Fed Cup team fronted the media and shared their thoughts on a winning weekend.
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Australia gunning for Fed Cup glory
The Australian Fed Cup team pose with the Aussie flag after winning their World Group Play-Off tie against the Netherlands in Wollongong; Getty Images
22 April, 2018

Back in the World Group in 2019, Australia's Fed Cup team believes it can break a 45-year title drought in the international team competition.
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Fed Cup Day 2: Gavrilova seals victory for Australia
Daria Gavrilova celebrates after sealing a 3-1 victory for Australia in the Fed Cup World Group Play-off tie against Netherlands in Wollongong; Getty Images
22 April, 2018

Daria Gavrilova cements a 3-1 lead for Australia with a straight-sets win over Quirine Lemoine, after Ash Barty subdued a dogged Lesley Kerkhove. Australia returns to the elite…
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Dutch pleased to be in Fed Cup hunt
Dutch captain Paul Haarhuis; Getty Images
22 April, 2018

Captain Paul Haarhuis admitted he was "very pleased" with the fact his Netherlands Fed Cup team was locked at 1-1 with hosts Australia after the first day of play in…
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