PLAYER PROFILE

Ashleigh Barty

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AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
84
WTA
RANKING
  • Age21
  • Born24 April 1996
  • Birth PlaceIpswich, Queensland
  • LivesSpringfield, Queensland
  • Height163 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachJim Joyce and Scott Draper
FOLLOW
“We feel very confident we can get the win - we've got to. You've just got to believe in and trust everyone in your team.”

— Ashleigh Barty, 21 Apr 2017

» Barty to show Serbia the Australian way

On court

  • Started playing tennis aged five when her parents, Robert and Josie, introduced her to the game
  • Claimed both the 14/u and 16/u Australian national junior titles
  • Won the Junior Wimbledon Championships in 2011, 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
  • Received a wildcard into the 2012 French Open, losing to former Wimbledon Champion Petra Kvitova in the first round
  • Awarded Australian Institute of Sport Pro Tour Program Scholarship in 2012
  • 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)
  • Advanced to third round of Australian Open 2017, her best Grand Slam singles result
  • 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
  • Career goal is to achieve a top 10 ranking
  • Favourite shot is the forehand
  • 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

2016 325
2014 218
2013 164
2012 195
2011 669

Titles/Finals

Titles

2017 Kuala Lumpur

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

Finals

2012 Ipswich ITF, Esperance ITF

Ashleigh Barty in the news

Strasbourg: Stosur v Gavrilova in high stakes final
Sam Stosur (L) and Daria Gavrilova in action at the WTA Internationaux de Strasbourg; (c) ChryslèneCaillaud.com
27 May, 2017

Sam Stosur and Daria Gavrilova will battle for the national No.1 ranking in the Strasbourg decider, the first all-Aussie women's final since 2005.
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Gavrilova joins Stosur in last four
Daria Gavrilova celebrates his first-round victory at the WTA Internationaux de Strasbourg; (c)Chryslène Caillaud.com
26 May, 2017

Daria Gavrilova and Sam Stosur remain on track for an all-Aussie final after Gavrilova beat compatriot Ash Barty in a three-set quarterfinal thriller.
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Stosur soars into Strasbourg semis
Sam Stosur in action at the WTA Internationaux de Strasbourg; (c) ChryslèneCaillaud.com
25 May, 2017

Sam Stosur has continued her impressive run in Strasbourg, advancing to the semifinals with an excellent display over No.4 seed Carla Suarez Navarro.
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Aussie triple threat in Strasbourg
(L-R) Sam Stosur, Daria Gavrilova and Ash Barty have all advanced to the quarterfinals in Strasbourg; Getty Images
25 May, 2017

Not since Rachel McQuillan, Anne Minter and Kristin Godridge in Moscow in 1990 have three Australians reached the quarterfinals at the same WTA event.
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