PLAYER PROFILE

Ashleigh Barty

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AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
17
WTA
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  • Age22
  • Born24 April 1996
  • Birth PlaceIpswich, Queensland
  • LivesSpringfield, Queensland
  • Height163 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachCraig Tyzzer
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“I have amazing memories from this court, this tournament.”

— Ashleigh Barty, 24 Sep 2018

» Gavrilova, Barty, Tomic win in China

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

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

Barty, Gavrilova win again in Wuhan
Ash Barty in action at the WTA Wuhan Open; Getty Images
13 hours ago

Ash Barty recovered from a slow start to win her second match in as many days in Wuhan, while Daria Gavrilova joined her in the last 16. Matt Ebden won his first-round match in…
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Gavrilova, Barty, Tomic win in China
Daria Gavrilova in action during her first-round victory over Jelena Ostapenko in Wuhan; Getty Images
24 September, 2018

Daria Gavrilova and Ash Barty scored impressive first-round victories on Monday at the WTA Wuhan Open while Bernard Tomic won again in Chengdu.
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Wuhan: Barty, Gavrilova, Stosur in main draw
Ash Barty; Getty Images
22 September, 2018

Wildcard Sam Stosur joins 16th seed Ash Barty and world No.33 Daria Gavrilova in the main draw at the Wuhan Open, one of the biggest stops on the WTA Tour.
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Barty, Hon downed in Asian events
Ash Barty reacts during her second-round loss to Victoria Azarenka at the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo; Getty Images
20 September, 2018

Ash Barty found Victoria Azarenka too strong in Tokyo while it was a similar story in Seoul for Priscilla Hon, who lost to Mandy Minella.
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