“I can come out here and play with freedom. When I'm playing well, I'm really enjoying myself out on court and that is all I can ask of every match.”
— Ashleigh Barty, 16 Jan 2019
» Barty returns to Australian Open third round
- 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
- Won her second WTA title at the Nottingham Open in June 2018
- 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
- Hobbies include fishing, reading and playing computer games.
- Loves her pets (two dogs, two cats and a bird).
Year-end singles ranking history
2018 Nottingham WTA, WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai
2017 Kuala Lumpur WTA
2012 Sydney ITF, Mildura ITF, Nottingham ITF, Traralgon ITF
2018 Sydney WTA
2017 Birmingham WTA, Wuhan WTA
2012 Ipswich ITF, Esperance ITF
Ashleigh Barty in the news
Kimberly Birrell's incredible summer has continued, with the Australian wildcard upsetting 29th seed Donna Vekic to reach the third round at Australian Open 2019.
For the third straight year, Ash Barty surges into the third round at Melbourne Park - this time thanks to a straight-sets win over Wang Yafan of China.
Teenager Alexei Popyrin became the 10th Australian winner in the first round of Australian Open 2019 with a composed performance against Mischa Zverev.
No.15 seed Ash Barty drops just four games in a clinical first-round dismissal of Thailand's Luksika Kumkhum at the Australian Open.