“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
- 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
Dylan Alcott, Ashleigh Barty, Alex de Minaur and John Millman announced as the Newcombe Medal finalists for 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.
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.
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!