PLAYER PROFILE

Ashleigh Barty

1
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
16
WTA
RANKING
  • Age22
  • Born24 April 1996
  • Birth PlaceIpswich, Queensland
  • LivesSpringfield, Queensland
  • Height163 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachCraig Tyzzer
FOLLOW
“We've known it's been a work in progress to get back into the World Group and now we're in a perfect position to put ourselves in with a chance for a shot at the title next year.”

— Ashleigh Barty, 22 Apr 2018

» Australia gunning for Fed Cup glory

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

2017 17
2016 325
2014 218
2013 164
2012 195
2011 669

Titles/Finals

Titles

2018 Nottingham WTA

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

Aussies descend on Eastbourne
Ashleigh Barty; Getty Images
9 hours ago

In the week before Wimbledon, several Aussies will head to the south coast of England to fine-tune their grass-court games at the Eastbourne International.
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Kyrgios, Ebden, Tomljanovic into grass quarterfinals
Nick Kyrgios in action during his second-round victory over Kyle Edmund at Queen's Club; Getty Images
22 June, 2018

Nick Kyrgios carries on at Queen's, Matt Ebden upsets Philipp Kohlschreiber to reach the last eight in Halle and Ajla Tomljanovic joins Sam Stosur in the Mallorca quarters.
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Stosur into Mallorca quarterfinals
Sam Stosur in action during her second round victory over Lara Arruabarrena in Mallorca (photo credit Manuel Queimadelos/Mallorca Open)
21 June, 2018

Sam Stosur advances to her first grass-court quarterfinal in seven years while Lleyton Hewitt and Nick Kyrgios combined to oust the reigning Roland Garros champions at…
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Kyrgios beats Murray, Barty wins again
Nick Kyrgios in action against Andy Murray in the first round at Queen's Club; Getty Images
20 June, 2018

Nick Kyrgios scores his first win over Andy Murray to progress at Queen's Club, while there are grass-court wins for Ash Barty, Matt Ebden and Ajla Tomljanovic.
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