Ashleigh Barty

  • Age21
  • Born24 April 1996
  • Birth PlaceIpswich, Queensland
  • LivesSpringfield, Queensland
  • Height163 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachJim Joyce and Scott Draper
“We feel very confident we can get the win - we've got to. You've just got to believe in and trust everyone in your team.”

— Ashleigh Barty, 21 Apr 2017

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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



2017 Kuala Lumpur

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


2012 Ipswich ITF, Esperance ITF

Ashleigh Barty in the news

Kyrgios headlines Aussie action on day three
Nick Kyrgios; Getty Images
3 hours ago

Nick Kyrgios, Ashleigh Barty, Thanasi Kokkinakis and Jordan Thompson begin their Roland Garros campaigns tonight.
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Strasbourg: Stosur v Gavrilova in high stakes final
Sam Stosur (L) and Daria Gavrilova in action at the WTA Internationaux de Strasbourg; (c) Chryslè
27 May, 2017

Sam Stosur and Daria Gavrilova will battle for the national No.1 ranking in the Strasbourg decider, the first all-Aussie women's final since 2005.
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Gavrilova joins Stosur in last four
Daria Gavrilova celebrates his first-round victory at the WTA Internationaux de Strasbourg; (c)Chryslène
26 May, 2017

Daria Gavrilova and Sam Stosur remain on track for an all-Aussie final after Gavrilova beat compatriot Ash Barty in a three-set quarterfinal thriller.
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Stosur soars into Strasbourg semis
Sam Stosur in action at the WTA Internationaux de Strasbourg; (c) Chryslè
25 May, 2017

Sam Stosur has continued her impressive run in Strasbourg, advancing to the semifinals with an excellent display over No.4 seed Carla Suarez Navarro.
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