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Ash Barty is an Australian professional tennis player and former cricketer. She is ranked No. 1 in the world in singles by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) and is the second Australian WTA singles No. 1 after fellow Indigenous Australian player Evonne Goolagong Cawley. She has also been a top 10 player in doubles, having achieved a career-high ranking of No. 5 in the world. Barty has won twelve singles titles and eleven doubles titles on the WTA Tour, including two Grand Slam singles titles, the 2019 French Open and 2021 Wimbledon Championships, and one Grand Slam doubles title at the 2018 US Open with partner CoCo Vandeweghe. She is also the reigning champion in singles at the WTA Finals.
Barty returned to tennis in early 2016. She had a breakout year in singles in 2017, winning her first WTA title at the Malaysian Open and rising to No. 17 in the world despite having never been ranked inside the top 100 before her time off. She also had another prolific year in doubles with Dellacqua, culminating in her first appearance at the WTA Finals in doubles. Barty then won her first Premier Mandatory and Grand Slam tournament titles in doubles in 2018 before accomplishing the same feat in singles in 2019. She also led Australia to a runner-up finish at the 2019 Fed Cup.
She is an all-court player who employs a wide variety of shots in her style of play. Despite her short stature as a professional tennis player, she is an excellent server, regularly ranking among the WTA Tour’s leaders in aces and percentage of service points won. Barty serves as the National Indigenous Tennis Ambassador for Tennis Australia.
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Ashleigh Barty was born on April 24, 1996 (age 25 years) in Ipswich, Queensland, Australia. Her parents are Josie and Robert Barty. Her father had grown up in rural North Queensland and later worked for the State Library of Queensland. Through her great-grandmother, she is a member of the Ngaragu people, indigenous to southern New South Wales and northeastern Victoria. Barty’s mother works as a radiographer and is the daughter of English immigrants. Barty grew up in Springfield, a suburb of Ipswich, Queensland, and attended Woodcrest State College throughout her upbringing.
She has two older sisters named Sara and Ali. Besides tennis, Barty also played netball as a child but decided to focus on tennis because she “thought [netball] was a girls’ game” and because her sisters were better than her at that sport. She did not play cricket while growing up.
Barty started working with her longtime junior coach Jim Joyce at the West Brisbane Tennis Centre at the age of four. Joyce remarked that he did not typically train children as young as Barty, but made an exception because of her excellent hand-eye coordination and high level of focus.
He recalled a moment from their first lesson, saying, “The first ball I threw to her, bang! She hit it right back.” As a child, Barty also practised at home, remembering, “I used to hit the ball against [the wall exterior to our living room] every day after school, for hours on end.” By the time she was nine, she was practising against boys who were six years older. At the age of 12, she was playing against male adults. She first met her mentor Alicia Molik at the under-12 national championships in Melbourne.
Former tennis professional Scott Draper later joined Barty’s coaching team and worked with her at the National Academy. When she was 15 years old, former top 20 player Jason Stoltenberg took over as her primary coach. Barty’s junior schedule took her to Europe and away from her family in Australia for much of the year. The season she turned 17, she was only home for 27 days during the entire calendar year.
Ash Barty began playing tennis at the age of four in nearby Brisbane. She had a promising junior career, reaching a career-high ranking of No. 2 in the world after winning the girls’ singles title at Wimbledon in 2011. As a teenager, Barty had early success in doubles on the WTA Tour in 2013, finishing runner-up at three Grand Slam doubles events with veteran Casey Dellacqua, including at the Australian Open while still only 16 years old. Late in the 2014 season, Barty decided to take an indefinite break from tennis. She ended up playing cricket during this hiatus, signing with the Brisbane Heat for the inaugural Women’s Big Bash League season despite having no formal training in the sport.
She reached a career-high ITF world junior ranking of No. 2, having excelled at both singles and doubles. She started playing low-level events on the ITF Junior Circuit in 2009 at the age of 13 and won her first title at the Grade 4 Australian International before turning 14. Barty continued to only play in tournaments below the higher tiers until the end of 2010 but compiled a record of 24–2 in her five events that season while also capturing a Grade 2 title in Thailand.
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She played her first junior Grand Slam event in 2011 at the Australian Open, where she lost her opening match to third seed Lauren Davis. However, she bounced back from this defeat in the coming months by winning both the singles and doubles events at two high-level Grade 1 event, the Sarawak Chief Minister’s Cup in Malaysia in March and the Belgian International Junior Championships in May.
After a second-round loss at the 2011 French Open, Barty won her only junior Grand Slam title at Wimbledon at the age of 15. She became just the second Australian to win the girls’ singles event after Debbie Freeman in 1980, and the first Australian girl to win any junior Grand Slam singles title since Jelena Dokic at the 1998 US Open. Compatriot Luke Saville also won the boys’ title to help Australia sweep both singles events. The only set she dropped in the tournament was to Madison Keys in the third round, and her victory in the final was against third seed Irina Khromacheva.
In the last major of the year, Barty produced the result of another strong single, losing to top seed Caroline Garcia in the semifinals of the US Open. Barty also won two more Grade-1 titles in doubles that season, one at Roehampton the week before Wimbledon and the other at the Canadian Open the week before the US Open. She concluded the season by winning the Junior Fed Cup for Australia with teammate Belinda Woolcock. Barty only played in one junior tournament the following year, where she finished runner-up in both singles and doubles at the Torneo International in Italy.
Ash Barty started her professional career in April 2010 just after turning 14 at an International Tennis Federation (ITF) $25K event in her hometown of Ipswich. She lost her first match to Karolina Wlodarczak. Barty played in one more main draw that year in Mount Gambier, where she reached the semifinals in just her second professional tournament. Her first pro match win came against Ayu Fani Damayanti.
In 2011, she entered three more $25K events in Australia, with her best results being two quarterfinals. Following her girls’ singles title at Wimbledon, Tennis Australia awarded Barty a wildcard into qualifying at the US Open. In her first WTA Tour-level appearance, she was unable to qualify for the main draw, losing her opening round match to Julia Glushko. Barty closed out the year by competing in a playoff for one of the Australian wildcard berths into the main draw of the 2012 Australian Open.
Despite being the youngest player in the competition, she won all five of her matches without dropping a set to earn the wildcard. She swept her round-robin group featuring world No. 133 Casey Dellacqua before defeating No. 239 Arina Rodionova and No. 167 Olivia Rogowska in the knockout stage.
Barty made her singles and doubles main draw debuts on the WTA Tour in early 2012. Her doubles debut came at Brisbane International, the first event of the year. After losing in singles qualifying, she partnered with Dellacqua to make the semifinals in doubles while still just 15 years old. Their tournament was highlighted by an upset of the top-seeded team of Natalie Grandin and Vladimíra Uhlířová, both of whom were in the top 25 of the WTA doubles rankings.
The following week, Barty made her singles debut as a wildcard at the Hobart International, losing her opening round match to Bethanie Mattek-Sands. She then made her Grand Slam main draw debut the very next week at the Australian Open, where she lost her first-round match to Anna Tatishvili. Later in the year, Barty also received wildcards into the main draws of the French Open and Wimbledon, but lost her opening round matches to Petra Kvitová and Roberta Vinci respectively, both of whom were seeded.
Besides her first WTA main draw appearances, Barty also had a breakout year on the ITF Women’s Circuit. She compiled a singles record of 34–4 in nine tournaments to accompany a doubles record of 25–5 while frequently partnering with compatriot Sally Peers. She won four ITF titles in both singles and doubles. In particular, her first two singles titles came in back-to-back weeks in February in Sydney and Mildura. She also won both the singles and doubles events at the Nottingham Challenge, a mid-level $50K grass-court event in the lead-up to Wimbledon.
Barty ended the season with a doubles title at the $75K event on the carpet in Japan, where she partnered with Dellacqua for the second time for her biggest title of the year. Her quarterfinal appearance in singles at the same tournament helped her rise to No. 177 in the WTA singles rankings, having first cracked the top 200 of the WTA singles rankings a few weeks earlier at the age of 16. She also finished the year ranked No. 129 in doubles.
Breakthrough in doubles
In 2013, Barty began playing primarily at the WTA Tour level. She only played in eight singles main draws in total after losing in qualifying at five tournaments. Although she stayed outside the top 100 in singles throughout the year, she established herself as one of the world’s elite double players despite not turning 17 until the middle of the season.
Barty was awarded another wild card into the 2013 Australian Open singles the main draw but lost her opening match. Towards the end of February, she won her first two WTA Tour-level matches at the Malaysian Open against Chanel Simmonds and Zarina Diyas before her run ended in the quarterfinals. Barty’s only other two tour-level singles wins of 2013 came at Grand Slam tournaments. She was awarded main draw wildcards into the French Open and US Open, where she won her first-round matches at both events.
Barty began the 2014 season by qualifying for Brisbane International. She won her opening round match against No. 33 Daniela Hantuchová before withdrawing from the tournament due to a left adductor injury. This transpired to be her only singles main draw win of the year at any level. She played in three Grand Slam main draws, including at the US Open where she had to qualify, but lost all of her first-round matches.
In doubles, Barty partnered with Dellacqua in eight WTA Tour-level events during the 2013 season, including all four Grand Slam tournaments. The pair finished runner-up in three out of four such events, only failing to reach the final at the French Open where they lost in the first round. At the age of 16, Barty’s Australian Open finals appearance made her the youngest Grand Slam finalist since Tatiana Golovin won the mixed doubles title at the 2004 French Open at the same age.
As a team, Barty and Dellacqua became the first Australian duo to reach an Australian Open women’s doubles final since Evonne Goolagong and Helen Gourlay in 1977. This success also helped Barty advance nearly 100 spots in the world rankings to No. 46. At Wimbledon and the US Open, Barty and Dellacqua defeated three of the top ten seeds at both events, including the No. 2 seeds in each case. The closest they came to winning a major title was at the Australian Open and the US Open, where they were up a break with a set in hand in both finals.
Barty and Dellacqua did win one title together at the Birmingham Classic, where they defeated Cara Black and Marina Erakovic in the final. Without Dellacqua as her partner, Barty had also made two more tour-level semifinals earlier in the year, including at the Premier-level Charleston Open with Anastasia Rodionova. She finished the season as the world No. 12 in the doubles rankings.
Despite her struggles in singles in 2014, Barty had another good year in doubles with Dellacqua as her regular partner. The pair won their second title together at the Internationaux de Strasbourg during the clay season. While they did not repeat their success at the Grand Slam tournaments from the previous year, they still managed to reach the quarterfinals at both the French Open and Wimbledon. They also were unable to defend their title at the Birmingham Classic but made it to the final for the second consecutive year.
Barty announced her return to professional tennis in February a few weeks after the end of the WBBL season. At this point, she began working with Craig Tyzzer as her coach. Barty initially only competed in doubles events on the ITF circuit at the low-level $25K tier. In her first two months, she played five tournaments and won three of them, including her first one back where she partnered with Jessica Moore and two in back-to-back weeks in Canberra.
Barty returned to singles in late May. She qualified for the Eastbourne Trophy, a mid-level $50K event, where she made it to the semifinals in both singles and doubles. The following week, Barty returned to the WTA Tour, where she qualified for the Nottingham Open. She made it to the quarterfinals, losing to top seed Karolína Plíšková in a close match. She was happy with her performance, saying, “It’s nice to know that straight off the bat I can come in and compete with the best in the world.” Barty also received a wildcard into qualifying at Wimbledon but did not reach the main draw. After a bone stress injury in her arm, she only played in one more event that year, the 125K Taipei Challenger in November.
Break from Tennis
Barty took a break from professional tennis from September 2014 until February 2016 and ended up playing semi-professional cricket during the second half of that hiatus. Although she gave no reasons at the time, she later said, “I needed some time to refresh mentally more than anything. It became a bit of a slog for me and I wasn’t enjoying my tennis as much as I would have liked to.” Her family and coaches all supported her decision.
She had no intention of retiring and continued to play casually during her hiatus, saying, “It was never in mind that I’d retired as such… I’d been coaching and holding a racket pretty much every day so I wasn’t completely out of practice.” During her time off, she also pursued her hobbies such as fishing; and built a new house close to her family. She ultimately decided to return to the sport, commenting, “After a break and trying other things, I missed tennis and decided that I wanted to come back.”
Barty is the National Indigenous Tennis Ambassador for Tennis Australia. The goal of this position is to promote more Indigenous participation in the sport of tennis. Barty has embraced her heritage and her role as an ambassador, saying, “I’m a very proud Indigenous woman and I think that for me taking on this role is something very close to my heart. I’m very excited.” She was recognised as the Female Sportsperson of the Year at the National Dreamtime Awards, a ceremony that honours Indigenous Australians, in both 2017 and 2018, the first two editions of the awards. Barty was honoured as the Young Australian of the Year in 2020.
Ash Barty is currently not married but she is dating Garry Kissick. She has been in a relationship with her husband to be who is an Australian professional golfer Garry Kissick since 2017. In September 2020, Barty won the championship at the Brookwater Golf Club, where she had originally met Kissick in 2016.
Ash Barty net worth
How much is Ash Barty worth? Ash Barty net worth is estimated at around $15 million. Her main source of income is from her career as a Tennis player. Barty successful career has earned her some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars. She is one of the richest Tennis players in Australia. However, Ash Barty is a supporter of a variety of sports teams including the Richmond Football Club in the Australian Football League, Manchester United in the English Premier League, and Wests Tigers in the National Rugby League. She presented the premiership cup to Richmond when they won the 2020 AFL Grand Final.