Ashleigh Barty

Ashleigh Barty was born in Ipswich on 24 April 1996. During her singles career she won fifteen WTA titles, including the 2019 WTA Finals and three Grand Slam: the Roland Garros 2019, the 2021 Wimbledon tournament and the Australian Open 2022, bringing back the victory of the three Grand Slams in Australia after more than forty years since the last time.

Following the Parisian triumph and the victory of the Birmingham tournament on 24 June 2019, she pushed herself up to the first position in the world ranking, becoming the third Australian tennis player ever to do so, after Margaret Court and Evonne Goolagong.

An excellent doubles player, she has won twelve WTA titles, including the US Open2018 and she boasts the fifth position as her best ranking, reached on May 21, 2018. In mixed doubles, she conquered the bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2021.

Considered one of the strongest tennis players of her generation, she is the seventh player in history with more weeks in first place in the world rankings, 121, and the fourth in history to finish at the top of the rankings for three consecutive years, after Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf and Serena Williams.

She retired from tennis with an announcement on March 23, 2022, at the age of just 25 and as number one in the world.

Barty has been in a relationship with Australian professional golfer Garry Kissick since 2017, and announced their engagement in November 2021. Barty married Kissick on 23 July 2022. In January 2023, Barty announced that she is expecting her first child.