PLAYER PROFILE

Ashleigh Barty

1
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
17
WTA
RANKING
  • Age21
  • Born24 April 1996
  • Birth PlaceIpswich, Queensland
  • LivesSpringfield, Queensland
  • Height163 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachCraig Tyzzer
FOLLOW
““I certainly shot myself in the foot with my serve today, maybe I’ll go out to practice and hit another box so it’s alright for tomorrow.””

— Ashleigh Barty, 12 Jan 2018

» Barty wins battle of the Aussies in Sydney

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
  • 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

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, Wuhan

2012 Ipswich ITF, Esperance ITF

Ashleigh Barty in the news

Awesome Osaka ousts gallant Barty
Osaka and Barty embrace at the net following their third round encounter.
15 hours ago

Osaka fired 24 winners en route to victory against the Australian No.1.
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Barty fights past Giorgi firepower
Ashleigh Barty roars during her second round victory on RLA.
18 January, 2018

The Australian No.1 reached the third round at Melbourne Park last year.
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Barty battles past scorching Sabalenka
Ashleigh Barty celebrates a stunning comeback victory on Rod Laver Arena.
17 January, 2018

The world No.17, seeded at a Grand Slam for the first time, withstood 41 winners from the Belarusian.
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Kerber battles past Barty for Sydney silverware
Ash Barty and Angelique Kerber hold their Sydney International trophies.
13 January, 2018

It was the first time an Australian female has featured in the Sydney International final since 2005.
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