PLAYER PROFILE

Ashleigh Barty

3
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
58
WTA
RANKING
  • Age21
  • Born24 April 1996
  • Birth PlaceIpswich, Queensland
  • LivesSpringfield, Queensland
  • Height163 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachJim Joyce and Scott Draper
FOLLOW
“We're really confident - we've had a lot of matches on grass, a few more than (Makarova and Vesnina) have. On our day we can beat any team in the draw.”

— Ashleigh Barty, 11 Jul 2017

» Barty, Dellacqua reach Wimbledon quarters

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

2017 Birmingham

2012 Ipswich ITF, Esperance ITF

Ashleigh Barty in the news

Barty shooting for top 50
Ash Barty in action at Wimbledon 2017; Getty Images
25 July, 2017

After a better-than-expected season, Ash Barty has been forced to reassess her goals - which now including finishing the season inside the top 50.
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Biggest movers: Rodionova sets new high
NEW HIGH: Arina Rodionova has set a new career-best ranking after her Wimbledon performance; Getty Images
18 July, 2017

Arina Rodionova rises to a new career-high ranking after Wimbledon effort.
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Peers, Kontinen into Wimbledon doubles semifinals
No.1 seeds John Peers (L) and Henri Kontinen are through to the men's doubles semifinals at Wimbledon; Getty Images
13 July, 2017

John Peers and Henri Kontinen survived a match point to win through to the doubles semifinals at Wimbledon, while Ash Barty and Casey Dellacqua fell in a three-set quarterfinal.
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Barty, Dellacqua reach Wimbledon quarters
Ash Barty (R) and Casey Dellacqua are through to the women's doubles quarterfinals at Wimbledon; Getty Images
11 July, 2017

Ash Barty and Casey Dellacqua won again to move through to the women's doubles quarterfinals at Wimbledon, while John Peers also reached the last eight.
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