PLAYER PROFILE

Ashleigh Barty

1
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
11
WTA
RANKING
  • Age22
  • Born24 April 1996
  • Birth PlaceIpswich, Queensland
  • LivesSpringfield, Queensland
  • Height163 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachCraig Tyzzer
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“These are the moments you remember for the rest of your life. You play a million matches on tour, but the best memories come from these Fed Cup weeks. It's just really special that I'm able to be here.”

— Ashleigh Barty, 11 Feb 2019

» Unbeatable Barty spearheads Australian victory

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

Barty and Thompson impress at Miami Open
Ashleigh Barty of Australia returns a shot to Samantha Stosur of Australia during the Miami Open (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
15 hours ago

Ash Barty wins an all-Aussie battle while Jordan Thompson earns another impressive victory at the Miami Open on Saturday.
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Miami: Tomljanovic beats Sabalenka, Kyrgios wins
Ajla Tomljanovic celebrates a point during her second-round win over Aryna Sabalenka at the Miami Open (Getty Images)
23 March, 2019

Ajla Tomljanovic upstages world No.9 Aryna Sabalenka to reach the third round of the Miami Open, while Nick Kyrgios began his campaign with a win.
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Stosur v Barty in Miami Open third round
Sam Stosur celebrates during her second-round victory over Madison Keys at the Miami Open (Getty Images)
22 March, 2019

Sam Stosur upsets 17th seed Madison Keys to reach the third round of the Miami Open, where she will take on fellow Australian Ash Barty.
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Thompson, Tomljanovic, Tomic win at Miami Open
Jordan Thompson in action during his first-round win over Cameron Norrie at the Miami Open (Getty Images)
22 March, 2019

Jordan Thompson, Ajla Tomljanovic and Bernard Tomic won their opening-round matches on Thursday, making it seven Aussies in the second round in Miami.
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