PLAYER PROFILE

Ashleigh Barty

2
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
37
WTA
RANKING
  • Age21
  • Born24 April 1996
  • Birth PlaceIpswich, Queensland
  • LivesSpringfield, Queensland
  • Height163 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachNicole Pratt
FOLLOW
“It really is a dream to compete at our first WTA Finals and we can't wait to play in front of the fans in Singapore.”

— Ashleigh Barty, 12 Sep 2017

» Barty and Dellacqua qualify for Singapore

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

2012 Ipswich ITF, Esperance ITF

Ashleigh Barty in the news

Prosperous times for Australian women’s tennis
(L-R) Sam Stosur, Daria Gavrilova, Casey Dellacqua and Ash Barty are all flourishing in a fantastic season for Australian women's tennis; Getty Images
8 hours ago

With three top-50 ranked women for the first time in 28 years and a squad of talented teenagers emerging, the Australian female tennis landscape is looking increasingly rosy.
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Five minutes with … Daria Gavrilova
Daria Gavrilova in action at the US Open; Getty Images
18 September, 2017

Before she travelled to Tokyo for this week's Toray Pan Pacific Open, we chatted with Daria Gavrilova about her New Haven title, top Aussie ranking and the months ahead.
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Barty and Dellacqua qualify for Singapore
Casey Dellacqua (L) and Ash Barty in action at the US Open in 2017; Getty Images
12 September, 2017

Ash Barty and Casey Dellacqua will cap a magnificent season when they appear at the season-ended WTA Finals in Singapore for the first time.
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Aussies in action: US Open Day 5
Ash Barty in action at the 2017 US Open; Getty Images
1 September, 2017

Ash Barty will look to continue her career-best US Open campaign when she takes on Sloane Stephens in an exciting third-round match at Louis Armstrong Stadium.
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