PLAYER PROFILE

Ashleigh Barty

1
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
16
WTA
RANKING
  • Age22
  • Born24 April 1996
  • Birth PlaceIpswich, Queensland
  • LivesSpringfield, Queensland
  • Height163 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachCraig Tyzzer
FOLLOW
“It's certainly nice to give myself a chance in the second round here at Wimbledon - I love these courts so it's nice to sort of get my teeth stuck into the tournament a little bit.”

— Ashleigh Barty, 3 Jul 2018

» Barty, Gavrilova, Stosur through at Wimbledon

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

Aussies ousted on Day 6 at Wimbledon
Nick Kyrgios in action during his third-round loss to Kei Nishikori at Wimbledon; Getty Images
8 July, 2018

There are no more Australians in the singles tournament at Wimbledon after the five in action on Saturday lost their third-round matches at the All England Club.
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Day 6: De Minaur to face Nadal on Centre Court
Alex De Minaur in action during his second-round win over Pierre-Hugues Herbert at Wimbledon; Getty Images
7 July, 2018

Alex De Minaur and Rafael Nadal headline the Saturday schedule at Wimbledon on a day Nick Kyrgios, Ash Barty, Daria Gavrilova and Matt Ebden will also shoot for the fourth round.
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Wimbledon: Barty, Gavrilova reach third round
Ash Barty celebrates her second-round win over Eugenie Bouchard at Wimbledon; Getty Images
6 July, 2018

Ash Barty sees off former world No.5 Eugenie Bouchard after Daria Gavrilova completes a straight-sets victory over fellow Aussie Sam Stosur.
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Wimbledon Day 4: Dasha v Sam plus five other Aussies
Daria Gavrilova lunges for a volley during her first-round win at Wimbledon over Caroline Dolehide; Getty Images
5 July, 2018

A clash of compatriots between Daria Gavrilova and Sam Stosur kicks off a day at Wimbledon featuring seven Australians on the schedule.
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