PLAYER PROFILE

Ashleigh Barty

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AUSTRALIAN
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WTA
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  • Age23
  • Born24 April 1996
  • Birth PlaceIpswich, Queensland
  • LivesSpringfield, Queensland
  • Height163 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachCraig Tyzzer
FOLLOW

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)
  • 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
  • Won her first Grand Slam title with American CoCo Vandeweghe in the US Open doubles, September 2018
  • Won her first WTA Premier Mandatory title at the Miami Open in March 2019
  • Won her first Grand Slam singles title at the French Open in June 2019
  • Reached a career-high singles ranking of world No.1 on 24 June, 2019. She is only the second Australian woman to reach No.1, following Evonne Goolagong Cawley in 1976.
  • Career goal was 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

2018 15
2017 17
2016 325
2014 218
2013 164
2012 195
2011 669

Titles/Finals

Titles

2019 Miami WTA, French Open, Birmingham WTA

2018 Nottingham WTA, US Open doubles (w/Vandeweghe), WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai

2017 Kuala Lumpur WTA

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

Finals

2019 Sydney WTA

2018 Sydney WTA

2017 Birmingham WTA, Wuhan WTA

2012 Ipswich ITF, Esperance ITF

Ashleigh Barty in the news

Biggest movers: McPhee nears top 200, Barty back to No.1
Kaylah McPhee in action during her first-round victory in qualifying at the Australian Open (Getty Images)
11 September, 2019

Kaylah McPhee continues her stunning rise in the rankings, one of several Aussies making big improvements this week. Ash Barty reclaims her spot at the top of the WTA list.
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Barty ready for Andreescu challenge
Ash Barty (L) and Bianca Andreescu in action at the 2019 US Open (Getty Images)
9 September, 2019

The world No.1 welcomes the emergence of Bianca Andreescu -- and would love to test her game against the sport's newest Grand Slam champion.
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Barty, Alcott beaten in US Open finals
Ash Barty and Victoria Azarenka pose with their runners-up trophy next to US Open women's doubles champions Elise Mertens and Aryna Sabalenka (Getty Images)
9 September, 2019

Ash Barty falls one match short of defending her US Open women's doubles title while Dylan Alcott's Grand Slam quest ends in the final of the quad wheelchair singles.
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Barty, Azarenka storm into US Open doubles final
Ash Barty (R) and Victoria Azarenka in action during their US Open doubles semifinal victory (Getty Images)
6 September, 2019

Ash Barty and Victoria Azarenka drop just one game in a semifinal demolition of Aliaksandra Sasnovich and Viktoria Kuzmova at the US Open.
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