PLAYER PROFILE

Ashleigh Barty

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AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
8
WTA
RANKING
  • Age23
  • Born24 April 1996
  • Birth PlaceIpswich, Queensland
  • LivesSpringfield, Queensland
  • Height163 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachCraig Tyzzer
FOLLOW
“Never easy against a fellow Aussie. Happy to be moving on!”

— Ashleigh Barty, 5 May 2019

» Barty beats Gavrilova in Madrid opener

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 was 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

2019 Miami WTA

2018 Nottingham WTA, WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai

2017 Kuala Lumpur WTA

2012 Sydney ITF, Mildura ITF, Nottingham ITF, Traralgon ITF

Finals

2019 Sydney WTA

2018 Sydney WTA

2017 Birmingham WTA, Wuhan WTA

2012 Ipswich ITF, Esperance ITF

Ashleigh Barty in the news

Roland Garros draw serves up challenge for Aussies
ONE TO WATCH: Ash Barty headlines the Australian contenders at Roland Garros 2019; Getty Images
19 hours ago

The Roland Garros 2019 draw is set and not all Australians avoided seeded players.
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Barty out of Strasbourg with arm injury
MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 09: Ashleigh Barty of Australia in her quarter-final match against Simona Halep of Romania during day six of the Mutua Madrid Open at La Caja Magica on May 09, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)
22 May, 2019

Ash Barty withdraws from her first-round match against Daria Gavrilova in Strasbourg because of injury.
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Stosur and Sharma win in Strasbourg
Samantha Stosur; Getty Images
21 May, 2019

Sam Stosur and Astra Sharma make a strong start in Strasbourg with straight-sets wins in round one.
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Barty celebrates Rome title and new singles high
ROME, ITALY - MAY 19:  (L-R) Victoria Azarenka of Belarus and Ashleigh Barty of Australia pose with the trophy after winning the Women's doubles final match during Day eight of the International BNL d'Italia at Foro Italico on May 19, 2019 in Rome, Italy.  (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)
20 May, 2019

Ash Barty enjoys doubles success in Rome and a new career-high in the latest WTA singles rankings.
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