PLAYER PROFILE

Ashleigh Barty

1
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
15
WTA
RANKING
  • Age22
  • Born24 April 1996
  • Birth PlaceIpswich, Queensland
  • LivesSpringfield, Queensland
  • Height163 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachCraig Tyzzer
FOLLOW
“I can come out here and play with freedom. When I'm playing well, I'm really enjoying myself out on court and that is all I can ask of every match.”

— Ashleigh Barty, 16 Jan 2019

» Barty returns to Australian Open third round

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

2018 15
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

Birrell stuns Vekic to reach AO third round
Kimberly Birrell celebrates her second-round win over No.29 seed Donna Vekic at the Australian Open (Getty Images)
16 January, 2019

Kimberly Birrell's incredible summer has continued, with the Australian wildcard upsetting 29th seed Donna Vekic to reach the third round at Australian Open 2019.
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Barty returns to Australian Open third round
Ash Barty in action during her second-round victory over Wang Yafan at the Australian Open (Getty Images)
16 January, 2019

For the third straight year, Ash Barty surges into the third round at Melbourne Park - this time thanks to a straight-sets win over Wang Yafan of China.
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Popyrin joins winner’s list at Australian Open
Alexei Popyrin in action during his first-round win over Mischa Zverev at the Australian Open (Getty Images)
15 January, 2019

Teenager Alexei Popyrin became the 10th Australian winner in the first round of Australian Open 2019 with a composed performance against Mischa Zverev.
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Barty cruises into Australian Open second round
Ash Barty wins her first-round match at the Australian Open (Getty Images)
14 January, 2019

No.15 seed Ash Barty drops just four games in a clinical first-round dismissal of Thailand's Luksika Kumkhum at the Australian Open.
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