PLAYER PROFILE

Ashleigh Barty

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AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
17
WTA
RANKING
  • Age21
  • Born24 April 1996
  • Birth PlaceIpswich, Queensland
  • LivesSpringfield, Queensland
  • Height163 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachCraig Tyzzer
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“It's so peaceful and I just find it truly amazing. The architecture's phenomenal and it was really nice to be here today.”

— Ashleigh Barty, 4 Nov 2017

» Watch: Barty makes school visit in Zhuhai

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
  • 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

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

2017 Birmingham, Wuhan

2012 Ipswich ITF, Esperance ITF

Ashleigh Barty in the news

Newks: No rest until Gavrilova hits her best
Daria Gavrilova could crack the Top 20 if she wins Saturday's final. Photo: Getty Images
16 November, 2017

A Newcombe Medal finalist in 2017, Daria Gavrilova has mixed feelings about her "up and down" year.
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Newcombe Medal finalists announced
John Newcombe, Newcombe Medal
15 November, 2017

Barty, Gavrilova, Kyrgios, Peers and Thompson named as Newcombe Medal finalists
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Watch: Barty makes school visit in Zhuhai
Ash Barty visited the Rong Hong School in Zhuhai; photo credit OSports
4 November, 2017

During her time at the WTA Elite Trophy in Zhuhai, Aussie Ash Barty made a visit to a local school which she described as "the most stunning school I've ever seen in my…
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Five minutes with … Sam Stosur
Sam Stosur in action during the China Open in Beijing; Getty Images
3 November, 2017

We caught up with Sam Stosur when she was in Melbourne this week to discuss her comeback to tennis during the Asian swing as well as her hopes for the Aussie summer of 2018.
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