Australian Ashleigh Barty, the best Tennis Player Birthday date is Wednesday, April 24, 1996.
Ashleigh Barty (born on April 24, 1995) was an Australian professional tennis player who retired and cricketer. Ashleigh Barty was only the second Australian tennis athlete to reach the rank of as No. one in the entire world for singles in the women’s Tennis Association (WTA) after her fellow Indigenous Australian Evonne Goolagong Cawley who held the position for 121 consecutive weeks. She was also a top 10 athlete in the doubles event, and achieved an all-time high ranking of No. five in the world. Barty is 3 times Grand Slam singles champion, and is the reigning champion of Wimbledon as well as in the Australian Open. She’s as well the Grand Slam doubles champion, winning in the year 2018 US Open with CoCo Vandeweghe. Barty has won 15 singles titles, and 12 doubles title in the WTA Tour.
Born from Ipswich, Queensland, Barty started in tennis when she was 4 in nearby Brisbane. She was a star in her junior career, achieving the record-breaking number of No. 2 . in the entire world following taking home the title at 2011 Wimbledon girls singles title. When she was a teenager, Barty had early success as a doubles player playing on the WTA Tour in 2013, winning three Grand Slam doubles events with veteran Casey Dellacqua, including at the 2013 Australian Open while 16 years old. In the final week of 2014, Barty decided to take an unofficial leave from tennis. She was able to play cricket in this time as she signed as a player with Brisbane Heat Brisbane Heat for the inaugural Women’s Big Bash League season in spite of having no formal instruction for the game.
Barty began her tennis return in the early part of 2016. She had a breakout year as a singles player in 2017 when she won her debut WTA championship during the Malaysian Open and rising to the rank of No. 17 on the planet, despite not being in the top 100 prior to her absence. Barty had another successful year in doubles playing with Dellacqua and Dellacqua, culminating with her first appearance in the WTA Finals in doubles. Barty also won the first of her Premier Mandatory and Grand Slam tournament titles as a double in 2018, before achieving the same feat for singles in 2019 which was highlighted by her win in the 2019 French Open. Barty took home 5 more tournaments in 2021 including a big singles win at the 2021 Wimbledon Championships and two WTA 1000 titles. The title she won at the 2022 Australian Open, she won an important singles title across all surfaces. Barty has also helped Australia to a second-place place at the 2019 Fed Cup and won a bronze medal in mixed doubles at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.
Barty played as an all court tennis player with a variety of shots. Despite her diminutive stature for a pro tennis player she was a superb server, consistently ranking in the top ten of the WTA Tour in aces and the percentage of service points she won. She is also an ambassador for the National Indigenous Tennis Ambassador for Tennis Australia. Barty has announced that she will retire from the sport in March 2022. This was just two months after winning the win at the Australian Open title and still in the top ten at. #1 in tennis singles in that year. She had been ranked for four weeks between June 2019 and March 2022.
Ashleigh Barty Childhood and background
Barty was born on April 24, 1997 in Ipswich, Queensland to Josie Barty and Robert Barty. Her father was raised in the remote North Queensland town of Bowen which was where he worked as the Queensland as well as an Australian representation in the game of golf. He later, he worked for the State Library of Queensland. Her mother, who is the child of English immigrants. She was the senator from Queensland in golf during her early years. She then started her career as a radiographer after she retired from golf. Her great-grandmother was her grandmother. Barty has a connection to the Indigenous Australian Ngaragu people, the Aboriginal people from the southern part of New South Wales and northeastern Victoria. She was raised in Springfield which is a suburb in Ipswich, Queensland, and was a student at Woodcrest State College throughout her growing up. There are two sisters, named Sara as well as Ali. Apart from the sport of tennis Barty was also a netball player when she was a kid, but she decided to concentrate on tennis since she “thought that tball was a girl’s sport” and also because her sisters were more successful than her in the sport. Barty did not participate in cricket in her youth.
Barty began working with her long-time Junior trainer Jim Joyce at the West Brisbane Tennis Centre at the age of four. Joyce commented that he did not usually instruct youngsters that young as Barty but she did so due to her exceptional hand-eye coordination as well as her concentration. He recalls a specific moment during their first lesson. He said, “The first ball I gave her, she exploded! It was hit right back.” As a young child, Barty also practised at home. She remembered, “I used to hit the ball against the wall outside our living room each day after school for hours at a time.” At the age of nine, she was able to practice with boys six years old. At the age of twelve she was playing with adult males. Her first encounter with her coach, Alicia Molik, at the national championships for under-12 players in Melbourne.
Former professional tennis player Scott Draper later joined Barty’s coaching team, and was working with Barty on Barty’s National Academy. When she turned 15 years old the former player in the top 20 Jason Stoltenberg took over as her main coach. Barty’s junior schedule brought her to Europe as well as separated from family members in Australia throughout the year. When she was 17 was the only time she was at home for 27 days over the whole calendar year.
Ashleigh Barty Career
Barty has surpassed a record-setting ITF rankings for juniors in the world at no. 2. She was a star in both doubles and singles. She started playing low-level tournaments at the ITF Junior Circuit in 2009 at 13 years old and was crowned her first champion at the Grade 4 Australian International before turning 14. Barty continued to compete in tournaments in the lower levels until the close of 2010. She set an overall record of 24-2 in her five tournaments that season. She also took home an Grade 2 championship in Thailand. Barty played in her debut junior Grand Slam event in 2011 at the Australian Open, where she was defeated in her opening match by 3rd seed Lauren Davis. But her bounced back after that loss in the following months when she won both singles and doubles competitions in two top-level Grade 1 tournaments, which included the Sarawak Chief Minister’s Cup in Malaysia in March, and the Belgian International Junior Championships in May.
Following a loss in the second round at the 2010 French Open, Barty won her first junior Grand Slam title at Wimbledon at the age of 15. She was the only Australian winner of the singles girls event following Debbie Freeman in 1980, and was the first Australian girl to take home a junior Grand Slam singles title since Jelena Dokic won the 1998 US Open. Compatriot Luke Saville also won the title for boys to aid in helping Australia win both singles events. She was the only player she lost during the tournament was against Madison Keys in the third round. Her victory in the final came against the third-seed Irina Khromacheva. In the final major of the year, Barty delivered another solid singles performance, but she fell to the top player Caroline Garcia in the semifinals of the US Open. Barty also took home two additional Grade-1 titles in doubles during the season the first in Roehampton the week prior to Wimbledon and another in the Canadian Open the week before the US Open. The season ended with her being the winner of the Junior Fed Cup for Australia together with her teammate Belinda Woolcock. Barty only participated in one junior event next year, in which she placed second in both duos as well as singles, at the Torneo International in Italy.2010-2012: Australian Open debut at 15 and ranked in the top 200.
Barty began her professional career in April 2010 , just after turning 14 and participating in the ITF Women’s Circuit $25K event in her home town of Ipswich. Her first loss came against Karolina Wlodarczak. Barty participated in a second main draw in Mount Gambier, where she made it to the semifinals of her second professional event. The first time she won a professional match was in the final against Ayu Fani Damuji. She competed in three more $25K tournaments in Australia and her top result being two quarterfinals. After winning the girls’ singles championship in Wimbledon, Tennis Australia awarded Barty the chance to play in qualifying for the US Open. In her first appearance on tour for WTA Barty was not able to be a part of the main draw, and lost her first round match to Julia Glushko. Barty ended the year with a match-up to win some of the Australian wildcards that she could be a part of the main draw for 2012’s Australian Open. While she is the youngest participant in the tournament she was able to win all five matches she played without losing a set in order to secure the wildcard. She was able to sweep her round-robin team with the world’s No. 133 Casey Dellacqua before defeating No. 239 Arina Rodionova as well as No. Olivia Rogowska, 167 in the knockout phase.
Barty made her doubles and singles main draws debuts at the WTA Tour in early 2012. Her debut in doubles was in her debut at the Brisbane International, the first event of the year. After failing to qualify for singles her teammate Dellacqua to make it to the semifinals in doubles despite being only fifteen years old. The tournament was capped by a surprise victory over the top seeded duo consisting of Natalie Grandin and Vladimira Uhlirova Both of them were placed in the top 25 of the WTA doubles rankings. The next weekend, Barty made her singles debut as a wildcard in Hobart International. Hobart International, losing her first round match to Bethanie Mattek-Sands. She was able to make the Grand Slam main-draw debut the next day during the Australian Open, where she was defeated in the first round against Anna Tatishvili. In the course of that year Barty got wild cards into the main draws for both the French Open and Wimbledon, but she was unable to win her opening round games in the first round to Petra Kvitova and Roberta Vinci and Roberta Vinci Both of them were seeded.
In addition to her first WTA main draw appearances, Barty was also a standout time at the ITF Circuit. She set an overall singles record of 34-4 over nine tournaments and the doubles record of 25-5, often partnering with her compatriot Sally Peers. She took home four ITF titles, including duos and singles. Particularly her two first singles titles came during back-to-back months in February in Sydney as well as Mildura. She also took home both singles and doubles titles during the Nottingham Challenge, a mid-level grass-court tournament that costs $50k prior to Wimbledon. Barty concluded the season with a doubles win at the $75K event played on carpet in Japan and teamed with Dellacqua for the second time to win her most prestigious title of the season. In singles, her quarterfinal performance in the same tournament made her climb to the number. at 177 on singles in the WTA singles rankings. She reached into the top 200 in singles in the WTA singles rankings just a couple of weeks earlier , at 16. The year also saw her with the number as No. 129 in doubles.
2013-2014 Doubles: Breakthrough in doubles
2013 was the year that Barty was playing predominantly at WTA Tour level. She played just eight main draws for singles over the course of her career after failing to make qualifying for five tournaments. Even though she was outside the top 100 singles players throughout the season She established herself as among the best double players, despite not turning 17 until the mid-season.
Singles First WTA Tour, Grand Slam match wins
Barty was granted a second wildcard to 2013. She was awarded another wildcard into the Australian Open singles main draw and lost her first match. At the end of February Barty won the first two WTA Tour-level tournaments during the Malaysian Open against Chanel Simmonds and Zarina Diyas, but her winning streak came to an end in quarterfinals. Barty’s two other singles victories at the tour level of 2013 came from Grand Slam tournaments. She was granted main draw wildcards for tournaments like the French Open and US Open and won her first round matches in both events.
Barty began her 2014 season by getting herself into The Brisbane International. She took the opening round encounter against no. 33 Daniela Hantuchova. However, she ended up pulling out of the event due to an injury to her left adductor. It was her sole singles main draw win of the season in any format. She took part in three Grand Slam main draws, including the US Open where she had to qualify, but fell in every single match in the first round.
Doubles Triples: Three Grand Slam finals, first WTA title
As a double, Barty partnered with Dellacqua in eight WTA Tour-level tournaments in the 2013 season which included the entire of the four Grand Slam tournaments. They finished second in three of the four events. They were the only ones not making it to the finals at the French Open, where they were eliminated in the first round. At 16 years old, Barty’s Australian Open finals appearance made her the youngest Grand Slam finalist since Tatiana Golovin was the winner of in the mixed-doubles final at 2004’s French Open at the same age. Together, Barty and Dellacqua became the first Australian duo to make it to finals at the Australian Open Women’s Doubles Final after Evonne Goolagong in 1977 and Helen Gourlay in 1977. This achievement also saw Barty climb nearly 100 places within the World Rankings up to No. 46. In the finals of Wimbledon and at the US Open, Barty and Dellacqua beat three of the top ten seeds in both tournaments and also the No. 2 seed in each of the cases. The closest they got in winning an important championship was an event like the Australian Open and the US Open and US Open, where they had a lead with a set in the finals of both.
Barty and Dellacqua have won one title in the Birmingham Classic, where they defeated Cara Black and Marina Erakovic in the final. With Dellacqua to partner her, Barty has also reached two more semifinals at the tour level earlier during the year, and also at the premier-level Charleston Open with Anastasia Rodionova. Barty finished the year with the ranking of world No. 12 in doubles rankings.
Despite struggling in singles during 2014, Barty enjoyed another successful year in doubles , playing with Dellacqua as her partner of choice. They took home their second title in tandem in the Internationaux de Strasbourg during the clay season. Although they were not able to duplicate their success at the Grand Slam tournaments from the previous year, they made it to the quarterfinals in each of Wimbledon and the French Open and Wimbledon. They were not successful in defending their championship in the Birmingham Classic, but they reached Finals for the second time this year.
Hiatus from tennis; switch to cricket
Following the 2013 US Open, Barty announced she was “king of a time out from tennis.” She later stated that she took a break from playing tennis due to “it was too much and too quickly for me since I’ve traveled since at a young stage… I wanted to live the normal life of a teenage girl, and experience ordinary life experiences.” Barty was ranked outside the top 200 singles and was placed at No. 40 for doubles in the year.
Barty was interested in playing cricket after a meeting in her Australian women’s team at the beginning of 2015 to discuss her experiences as an athlete at the professional level. She was intrigued by the possibility to participate in the sport of team as an alternative to the traditional tennis. In the beginning, Barty did not have any previous experience in cricket, and had only played in a casual manner in her home with family. Barty was later approached by Queensland Cricket about how she could be involved in the game. Andy Richards, the coach of the Queensland Fire and soon-to-be coach of the Brisbane Heat, was immediately impressed by Barty’s talent she said, “Her skill from the first time she took bat was exceptional from the perspective of a coach… Her skill was outstanding from a coach’s perspective. did not miss a ball during the first practice session… This is what attracted me as trainer to her player: her ability to learn things very quickly.”
Barty started her training for her team the Fire in July. She began playing for her team, the Western Suburbs District Cricket Club the local team which plays in Brisbane’s Women’s Cricket Twenty20 league. She scored a stunning second match for Team mates, scoring 63 off 60 balls, and taking 2-13 off four overs. Barty played in 13 games in the team of Western Suburbs, scoring one century and scoring 42.4 runs. She also took eight wickets. Western Suburbs ultimately won the final match of the league in the final, with Barty finishing as the top scorer for the team during the final match, scoring 37 balls from 39.
Following her success in the second match playing for Western Suburbs, she also was signed by the Heat for the debut Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) Twenty20 season. Barty began her career in December. She scored 39 from 27 ball, including the score of one sixth in a game in which she played The Melbourne Stars, the second most impressive score for her team. She was a consistent member on the squad, however she not a single double-figure score once in the entire season. The Heat ended the season with 7-7 records, ranking sixth of eight teams competing in the league. The WBBL season came to an end in January. The local Brisbane league concluded in February.
2016-2018 Return to tennis Singles breakthrough, US Open doubles champion
Barty made her announcement about returning to tennis professionally in February, a few weeks after the conclusion of WBBL season. She then started working alongside Craig Tyzzer as her coach. Barty initially played only in doubles tournaments in the ITF Circuit at the $25K-level. In the initial two months, she took part in five tournaments, and was crowned the winner in three of them including her first back, where she was paired alongside Jessica Moore and two in two consecutive weeks in Canberra.
Barty was back in singles in the latter part of May. She was selected to play in her first ever Eastbourne Trophy, a $50K event where she reached the semifinals for in doubles and singles. The next month, Barty returned to the WTA Tour, where she was selected for her first tournament, the Nottingham Open. She reached the quarterfinals but fell to the top seeds Karolina Pliskova, in a tight match. Barty was pleased with her performanceand said, “It’s nice to know that from the start I’m able to come in and play against the top players athletes in this world.” Barty was also granted the opportunity to play in qualifying at Wimbledon but she was unable to get into in the final draw. After suffering a bone strain injury to her arm she was unable to participate in one event during the year which was that being the WTA 125 Taipei Challenger in November.
Singles 1st WTA championship, WTA Elite Trophy, World No. 15
In the beginning year 2017, Barty picked up her first wins of her career during the Australian Open, reaching the third round. Barty’s next event took place at her first tournament of the year, which was Malaysian Open, where she had won her first WTA singles event just four years before. She was in the main draw for singles as a qualifier, and she won both the doubles and singles events. It was her first WTA singles title, and it allowed her to reach to the 100th spot for the very first time. Barty continued to rise up the rankings following her quarterfinal performance at the Internationaux de Strasbourg on clay and clay, where she fell to her compatriot Daria Gavrilova. She also finished finishing second in Birmingham in grass. It was which was her most successful performance at an event of the Premier level.
In the US Open Series in August, Barty reached back-to-back Premier 5 rounds of 16 in the Canadian Open and the Cincinnati Open despite having to be qualified for both events. She she won her first top-10 victory in the latter event, beating the world’s no. 9. Venus Williams. After being beaten in the initial stages of the French Open and Wimbledon, Barty made the most of the slightly better draw in the US Open, as she beat Ana Konjuh in her first match to advance to the third round. There, she fell to final champion Sloane Stephens. Her performance pushed her to the number. 37 on WTA rankings. WTA rankings.
In the following year, Barty produced her best performance of the year by winning her first Final 5 final in the Wuhan Open. In the Wuhan Open, she defeated three top-ten athletes in the final. 7 Johanna Konta, No. 4 Karolina Pliskova, and No. 10 Jelena Ostapenko. She she lost the final match against Caroline Garcia in three sets despite having two chances to serve in the match. But she did rise to the rank of No. 23 on the planet, which sets herself for becoming the highest-ranked Australian within a couple of weeks and to make it to her place in the WTA Elite Trophy at the conclusion year. The event was held in August, and Barty was able to advance from her round-robin bracket by winning both her matches, however she was then eliminated through CoCo Vandeweghe. Barty ended the season with an all-time high of No. 17 worldwide.
Barty was a great start to her 2018 season and made it to the semi-finals of the Sydney International and being seeded in an Australian Open Grand Slam tournament for the first time at the Australian Open, but was disappointed during the 3rd round, with Naomi Osaka. Barty’s most successful performance of the clay-court season came at the Internationaux de Strasbourg, where she was seeded as the top player in an WTA Tour singles event for the first time. She made it to her first clay-court semifinal at WTA level however, she had to pull out because of an injury to her back. In the following week, during the French Open, Barty had another difficult draw at the Grand Slam event and was defeated by Serena Williams in the second round despite winning the opening set.
On her favorite surface, Barty won the Nottingham Open on grass to earn its second WTA title. She beat home favorite as well as British No. 1. Johanna Konta in the final. Then she scored her first victory in a match at Wimbledon and advanced to 3rd round which was her highest score in an Grand Slam tournament.0 At the beginning of the summer season of hardcourts, Barty did well at the top 5 tournaments, getting to the semifinals of the Canadian Open and the third round of Cincinnati Open. Cincinnati Open. She fell to the world’s No. 1 Simona Halep in both of the tournaments. In the US Open, Barty was 18th in the draw and made it to the fourth round of the Grand Slam tournament for the first time. However, she lost to Karolina Pliskova.
In the final stages of the season Barty tried to defend her previous finals performance during The Wuhan Open. Even though she was the only qualified player semifinals, she came one game short of Aryna Sabalenka.4 After sustaining her ranking in the top 20 of the world her chances were good enough to be selected for the season-ending Elite Trophy for the second consecutive season. Barty was part of a group that included Sabalenka along with Caroline Garcia and began play with a loss to Sabalenka and then she won eight of the games. Barty then beat Garcia with ease in straight sets, while only losing seven games, which means she was only able to advance in the event that Garcia beat Sabalenka by straight-sets and losing at minimum 8 games.6 Garcia won the group’s final match, despite losing just eight games, which sent Barty to round one of the round of knockout rounds.7 Barty then defeated defending champion Julia Gorges and home favourite Wang Qiang to win the largest victory of her career. She also finish the season with an all-time high of the No. fifteen in all of tennis.
Doubles First Grand Slam and Premier Mandatory titles World No. 5
In 2017 Barty returned to Dellacqua as her regular doubles partner and they reached the quarterfinals or better in three of the four Grand Slam tournaments during the season. Particularly they reached the finals of the French Open to become the first Australian women’s doubles team to make it to the finals of all 4 Grand Slam finals. They fell in the final against the top seeded team consisting of Bethanie Mattek Sands, and Lucie Safarova who also had been successful in winning the previous two majors. Barty and Dellacqua played in six finals throughout the year winning most of the finals. They took home in the Birmingham Classic, where Barty was also able to make it to the finals in singles. It was their second win at the event following their win in the title in 2013 and it was also their first title as Premier players.
Barty and Dellacqua completed their year as the third highest doubles team in the world, earning their place for the WTA Finals. They narrowly missed being eligible for the tournament in 2013, when they were ranked fifth with only four teams that players were admitted instead of eight. Their first appearance match, the pair were defeated in the opening round by the teams with the lowest seeding comprised of Kiki Bertens as well as Johanna Larsson. As a pair, Barty also established a record-setting Doubles World Ranking of No. 11 by the close of the season.
Barty and Dellacqua made it to the third round of Dellacqua and Barty reached the third round at Australian Open. It was their final WTA tournament together prior to Dellacqua’s retirement.8 Barty partnered with CoCo Vandeweghe in the following three doubles events and the duo achieved their greatest performance during the United States where they won the Miami Open, Barty’s first Premier Mandatory title. However, Barty played with Vandeweghe throughout the remainder in the year, she participated in two Premier 5 tournaments along with Demi Schuurs following her regular teammate Elise Mertens withdrew from the Italian Open. Barty and Schuurs took home both tournaments as a team including both the Italian Open and the Canadian Open. The first tournament also made a difference in helping Barty achieve an all-time high WTA doubles ranking of No.
Then, later in the season Barty returned to Vandeweghe and took home her first Grand Slam title at the US Open. in the semis the duo beat the top seeded group consisting of Barbora Krejcikova, and Katerina Siniakova. They were the current French Open and Wimbledon champions. They also beat their second-seeded squad consisting of Timea Babos, and Kristina Mladenovic and were the current Australian Open champions. Barty and Vandeweghe were beaten in the first set and fell behind by 2 championship points after the set prior to being able to come back and win the remaining two sets in two tiebreaks, securing the third championship point in the tiebreak final. It is the first time that an Grand Slam women’s doubles final ended in a third set tiebreak.
Although Barty as well as Vandeweghe have only competed in seven events together The two titles they won made them be the eighth seed and last to the WTA Finals. They defeated Barty’s doubles partner, Schuurs who was back together with Mertens, at the beginning of the round. Their tournament was won with Babos and Mladenovic during the finals of the tournament in an rematch of the US Open final