Ashleigh Barty

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Full Name Ashleigh Barty
Age 23 Years Old
Nick Name Ashleigh
Gender Female
Famous As Tennis Player
Birth Date April 24, 1996
Birth Place Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
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What is Ashleigh Barty Famous For?

  • Prolific Australian professional tennis player. 

Where was Ashleigh Barty Born?

Ashleigh Barty was born on 24 April 1996. Her birth place is in Ipswich, Queensland in Australia. She holds Australian nationality. She was born to a father, Robert Barty, and a mother, Josie Barty. She has two older sisters, Sara, and Ali. She belongs to white ethnicity. Her religion is Christianity. She grew up in Springfield. 

She attended Woodcrest State College. She played tennis and netball while growing up. She later decided focus on tennis. By the age 12, she was playing against male adults. While growing up, she had coached with Jim Joyce, Scott Draper, and Jason Stoltenberg. She was only home for 27 days during the entire calender year due to training when she was 17.

Ashleigh Barty Junior Career

Barty started participating in junior tournaments and reached the ITF world junior ranking of No. 2. 

She won her first title at the Grade 4 Australian International before turning 14. 

She played her first junior Grand Slam event in 2011 at the Australian Open. 

She won her only junior Grand Slam title at the age of 15. She won Wimbledon then. 

Ashleigh Barty Professional Career

Barty turned professional at the age of 14 and competed at an International Tennis Federation (ITF) $25K event in her hometown. 

She made her WTA Tour debut in 2012. 

She won 4 ITF titles in both singles and doubles in 2012.

She became the youngest Grand Slam finalist at the age of 16 when she reached the Australian Open finals in 2013. 

Barty and Dellacqua became the first Australian duo to reach an Australian Open Womens doubles finals since 1977.  

Barty and Dellacqua won the Birmingham Classic in 2013 and Internationaux de Strasbourg in 2014. 

Barty took break from professional tennis following her appearance in the 2014 US Open. 

She became interested in playing professional cricket after meeting with the Australian women's national team in 2015. 

She began training with Queensland Fire in July 2015 and started playing for the Twenty20 league club Western Suburbs District Cricket Club. 

She played 13 games for the club, helping the club to win the league's grand final. In doing so, she compiled a score of 1 century and averaging 42.4 runs. She also took 8 wickets. She became the team's top scorer. 

She also signed with the Heat for the inaugural Women's Big Bash League Twenty20 season. 

The Heat finished with a 7-7 record.

Barty returned to tennis following the end of the WBBL season in 2016. She competed in several tournaments.

She won her first WTA singles title at the 2017 Malaysian Open. 

She achieved her first career top-ten victory after defeating then-World No. 9 Venus Williams at the Cincinnati Open. 

Barty and Dellacqua became the first Australian women's doubles team to reach all four Grand Slam finals in 2017. 

They won the their second Birmingham Classic in 2017. 

Barty reached her first WTA-level clay court semifinal in 2018 but she had to retire due to a back injury. 

She won her second career WTA title at the Nottingham Open in 2018. 

She won the biggest title of her career in 2018 when she clinched WTA Elite Trophy.

Following Dellacqua's retirement, Barty partnered with American CoCo Vandeweghe and won the Miami Open. They also won the Itaian Open and the Canadian Open in 2018.

She reunited with Vandeweghe to win her first career Grand Slam title, US Open in 2018. 

She achieved her first No. 1 victory in 2019 when she defeated then World No. 1 Simona Halep at the Sydney International.

She won her first Premier Mandatory title, Miami Open in 2019. 

She won her first Grand Slam singles titles in 2019 when she won the 2019 French Open. With this, she also became the first Australian to win a Grand Slam singles titles since Sam Stosur in 2011. With the win, she reached to the ranking of World No. 2.

She became the world No. 1 after winning the Birmingham Classic in 2019. She also became the second Australian to reach World No. 1 in the WTA singles rankings. 

She became the first Australian to ever win the WTA Player of the Year award.

National Representation

She made her Fed Cup debut for Australia in 2013. 

She helped Australia to reach the 2019 Fed Cup final where they faced France. Australia lost the final. 

She represented Australia in the Hopman Cup twice. 

How Tall is Ashleigh Barty?

Ashleigh Barty stands at a height of 1.66 m i.e. 5 feet and 5 and a half inch tall. She has an athletic body build.

Who is Ashleigh Barty Dating?

Ashleigh Barty is unmarried. However, she is not single, she is currently dating Australian professional golfer Garry Kissick. The couple started dating in 2017.  

She lives in her birth town of Ipswich, Queensland in Australia.

What is Ashleigh Barty Net Worth?

The World No. 1 tennis player Ashleigh Barty earns from her professional tennis player. As of January 2020, she has already won over $16 million prize money. Besides prize money, she earns from endorsements as well. Her net worth is estimated at $4 million. 

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