PLAYER PROFILE

Ashleigh Barty

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AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
15
WTA
RANKING
  • Age22
  • Born24 April 1996
  • Birth PlaceIpswich, Queensland
  • LivesSpringfield, Queensland
  • Height163 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachCraig Tyzzer
FOLLOW
“It's been a phenomenal year and I'm looking forward to a bit of holiday and then getting ready for the Australian summer.”

— Ashleigh Barty, 4 Nov 2018

» Barty wins biggest career title in Zhuhai

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
  • 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

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

2018 Nottingham WTA, WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai

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

Alcott, Barty, De Minaur and Millman in the running for 2018 Newcombe Medal
Newks 2018
12 November, 2018

Dylan Alcott, Ashleigh Barty, Alex de Minaur and John Millman announced as the Newcombe Medal finalists for 2018.
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Barty: “probably even now I’m more hungry than ever”
Ash Barty chats to the press after winning the WTA Elite Trophy in Zhuhai (Getty Images)
9 November, 2018

Following a fantastic year of consolidation on the WTA tour, world No.15 Ash Barty reflects on her achievements and admits she is eyeing even bigger things in 2019.
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Five minutes with … Sam Stosur
Sam Stosur; Getty Images
8 November, 2018

After announcing her split from Josh Eagle, Sam Stosur sat down with tennis.com.au to discuss the search for a new coach, her pre-season approach and her goals for 2019.
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Barty, Alcott, Millman nominated for AIS Sport Performance Awards
(L-R) Ash Barty, Dylan Alcott and John Millman; Getty Images
8 November, 2018

Ash Barty, Dylan Alcott and John Millman have been nominated in various categories at the upcoming AIS Sport Performance Awards - and you can vote for them!
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