PLAYER PROFILE

Ashleigh Barty

  • Age28
  • Born24 April 1996
  • Birth PlaceIpswich, Queensland
  • LivesSpringfield, Queensland
  • Height163 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachCraig Tyzzer
  • Playing StatusRetired
FOLLOW
“I stand here very proudly knowing that I absolutely fulfilled every ounce that I could to this beautiful sport that brought me so much more than I could have ever dreamt.”

— Ashleigh Barty, 12 Dec 2022

» Ash Barty rewarded with a record fifth Newcombe Medal

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)
  • 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
  • Won her first Grand Slam title with American CoCo Vandeweghe in the US Open doubles, September 2018
  • Won her first WTA Premier Mandatory title at the Miami Open in March 2019, a result that saw her crack the world’s top 10
  • Won her first Grand Slam singles title at the French Open in June 2019
  • Reached a career-high singles ranking of world No.1 on 24 June, 2019, becoming just the second Australian woman to reach No.1 after Evonne Goolagong Cawley in 1976.
  • Received ‘The Don’ award in October 2019 and again in 2022, after being recognised as the Australian sports star who most inspired the nation in those years.
  • Also topped the Australian Financial Review’s list of the ‘most culturally powerful Australians’ in 2019
  • Ended the 2019 season as world No.1, the first Australian female player in WTA rankings history to top the season-ending rankings.
  • Earned US$11.3 million in 2019, the most prize money ever earned by an Australian player, male or female, in a single season.
  • 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
  • Won the ladies’ singles title at Wimbledon 2021, becoming the first Australian to do so since Evonne Goolagong Cawley in 1980
  • Made Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020 and won a bronze medal in the mixed doubles competition with John Peers
  • In 2022, became the first Australian in 44 years to win an Australian Open singles title, sweeping through the draw without dropping a set for her third Grand Slam singles trophy
  • Announced her retirement in March 2022, while ranked No.1 and the reigning Australian Open and Wimbledon champion.

Off court

  • Parents are Rob and Josie; older sisters Sara and Ali
  • Married long-time partner Garry Kissick in July 2022
  • Hobbies include fishing, reading and playing computer games.

Year-end singles ranking history

2021 1
2020 1
2019 1
2018 15
2017 17
2016 325
2014 218
2013 164
2012 195
2011 669

Titles/Finals

Titles

2022 Australian Open, Adelaide WTA

2021 Wimbledon, Melbourne WTA, Miami WTA, Stuttgart WTA, Cincinnati WTA

202o Adelaide WTA

2019 Miami WTA, French Open, Birmingham WTA, WTA Finals

2018 Nottingham WTA, US Open doubles (w/Vandeweghe), WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai

2017 Kuala Lumpur WTA

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

Finals

2021 Madrid WTA

2019 Sydney WTA, Beijing WTA

2018 Sydney WTA

2017 Birmingham WTA, Wuhan WTA

2012 Ipswich ITF, Esperance ITF

Ashleigh Barty in the news

Australian legends reflect on “extra special” return at Wimbledon 2024
Ash Barty on court at Wimbledon 2024. Picture: Getty Images
14 July, 2024

Ash Barty, Casey Dellacqua and Lleyton Hewitt have all enjoyed being back on court for the invitational doubles events at Wimbledon 2024.
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Dellacqua and Barty to contest invitational final at Wimbledon 2024
Casey Dellacqua and Ash Barty in action at Wimbledon 2024. Picture: Getty Images
14 July, 2024

Casey Dellacqua and Ash Barty have booked their spot in the women's invitational doubles final at Wimbledon 2024.
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Dellacqua and Barty continue winning run at Wimbledon 2024
Casey Dellacqua and Ash Barty have reunited at Wimbledon 2024. Picture: Getty Images
12 July, 2024

Casey Dellacqua reflects on her Wimbledon return to partner Ash Barty in the invitational women's doubles event.
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Barty and Dellacqua enjoy winning return at Wimbledon 2024
Casey Dellacqua and Ash Barty at Wimbledon 2024. Picture: Getty Images
11 July, 2024

Ash Barty and Casey Dellacqua won their opening match in the women's invitational doubles competition at Wimbledon 2024.
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