Ashleigh Barty (born April 24, 1996) is a former cricketer turned professional Tennis Player from Australia. She is the 2nd Australian WTA singles No. 1 behind Evonne Goolagong Cawley.
She is rated No. 1 in the global in singles by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA). She’s also a top 20 doubles player, having reached a career-high of No. 5 in the world.
On the WTA Tour, Barty has won eight singles championships and ten doubles trophies, including one Grand Slam singles victory just at the 2019 French Open and one Grand Slam doubles triumph with partner CoCo Vandeweghe at the 2018 US Open. She is the defending WTA Finals singles winner.
|Real Name||Ashleigh Barty|
|Profession||Tennis Player, and Former Cricketer|
|Date of Birth||24 April 1996|
|Age [as of 2021]||25 years|
|Birthplace||Ipswich, Queensland, Australia|
|Hometown||Ipswich, Queensland, Australia|
|College/University||Woodcrest State College in Springfield|
|Hobbies||Listening to Music, Playing Cricket|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 166 cm
in meters- 1.66 m
in feet inches- 5'5"
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 62 kg
in pounds- 137 lbs
|Hair Colour||Dark Brown|
|Awards & Achievements||Australian Open (2022)
French Open Win (2019),
US open Win (2014),
Wimbledon Final (2013)
|Relationships & Affairs|
|Parents||Father- Robert Barty
|Siblings||Sara and Ali|
|Favourite/Likes & Dislikes|
|Favourite Actress||Angelina Jolie|
|Favourite Colour||Black, Green|
|Favourite Snacks||Jhiri Kabab and New York recipes|
|Net Worth [approx.]||$8 million|
Early Life & Education
At the age of four, Barty began training with her longstanding junior coach Jim Joyce there at West Brisbane Tennis Centre. Barty had amazing hand-eye coordination and a high degree of attention, so Joyce made an exception for her.
“The very first ball I tossed to her, bam!” he said, recalling a scene from their first session. She retaliated in kind.” “I used to whack the ball against [the wall external to our living area] every day during school, for hours on end,” Barty recalls from her childhood.
She was playing against guys six years her senior by the age of nine. She started out playing opposite male adults when she was 12 years old. At the under-12 national finals in Melbourne, she joined her mentor, Alicia Molik.
Scott Draper, a former tennis pro, eventually joined Barty’s coaching staff and coached her at the National Academy. Jason Stoltenberg, a former top 20 player, took over as her personal coach when she became 15 years old.
Barty’s junior schedule brought her to Europe for most of the year, keeping her away from their parents in Australia. She barely spent 27 days at home throughout the whole calendar year when she turned 17 years old.
Ashleigh Barty is an Australian graduate of Woodcrest State College in Springfield.
Josie (Mother) and Robert Barty (Father) gave birth to Ashleigh Barty on April 24, 1996. Her father is a Ngarigo Aboriginal Australian who works for the government.
Her mother is a radiographer and the daughter of British immigrants works as a radiographer. Barty was born and raised in Springfield, a town of Ipswich, Queensland, where she attended Woodcrest State College.
Sara and Ali, her two elder sisters, are her role models. Barty used to play netball as a youngster, but she opted to focus on tennis since she “felt [netball] was a females’ game” and just because her sisters were good at it. Growing up, she never played cricket.
She has won several notable honors in both singles and doubles events during her playing career. Apart from winning the number one slot in singles, Barty’s name also made it into the top ten players in doubles, putting her in fifth place overall.
It’s not a matter of how she has managed to preserve her reputation and become one of the finest players in the world of tennis, based on her playing history and winning streaks.
She has won six singles championships and ten doubles trophies as of July 2019, including the Grand Slam singles, win at the 2019 French Open and another Grand Slam doubles title at the 2018 US Open.
Her passion for tennis began when she was four years old. She had a strong reputation as an aspirational tennis player growing up and then had a promising junior career with an exceptional global junior rating of no. 2 when she debuted as a professional.
She began participating in low-level events at the age of 14 and won her first championship at the Grade 4 Australian International event. Barty’s early years were fruitful as she improved her skills and prepared to make her professional tennis debut.
She made her professional debut in April 2010 in an International Tennis Federation (ITF) event in her hometown of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia, where she was defeated by Karolina Wlodarczak. In a match against Ayu Fani Damayanti, she earned her maiden professional victory.
More low-level tournaments were added to her playing history until the end of 2010 when she finished a season with a record of 24-2 in 5 events and won a Grade 2 title in Thailand.
In 2011, she made her maiden junior Grand Slam appearance at the Australian Open, where she lost in the first round to Lauren Davis. She won her maiden WTA championship at the Malaysian Open in 2017 and was ranked no. 17 in the world at the time.
She won her first Premier Mandatory and Grand Slam event championships in doubles in 2018, just a few months after having a successful year in both singles and doubles in 2017.
They were the same accolades she received in singles in 2019. With her “two-handed backhand” posture, she is an all-court player who can perform a broad range of strokes.
Apart from her great tennis career, Barty was also a former cricketer who switched to cricket in 2014 after taking a break from tennis. She played for Brisbane Heat in the Women’s Big Bag Leash (WBBL).
Relationship, Boyfriend, and Affairs
At the moment, Ashleigh Barty is engaged to Garry Kissick. In November of 2021, the pair tied the knot. Garry Kissick, her fiancé, is a golfer and PGA trained professional at Brisbane’s Brookwater Golf & Country Club. On Instagram, the pair confirmed their engagement.
According to sources, she has a net worth of 8 million.
Interesting Facts about Ashleigh Barty
- She was rated No. 1 in the world in singles by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA), making her only the second Australian to do so after Evonne Goolagong Cawley.
- Her tremendous successes and efforts in the sports world, notably in the field of tennis.
- Being a top player including both singles and doubles events consistently.
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