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Australian Ashleigh Barty was a professional tennis player on the Women’s Tennis Association tour, 2011–22. Remarkably naturally talented, Ash’s game style and varied shots set her apart. Off court, her humility and commitment to being a good person endeared her further to the tennis community and fans.

Retiring in March 2022 as world number 1 and reigning ladies singles champion at Wimbledon and the Australian Open, she departed as one of the most accomplished players ever. Her achievements include 3 Grand Slam singles titles, 1 Grand Slam doubles title, 12 WTA singles titles, 11 WTA doubles titles and a mixed doubles Olympic bronze. Ash was WTA world number 1 for 114 consecutive weeks, the fourth-longest streak ever, and 121 weeks in all, the 7th most in WTA history.

Proudly Indigenous, Ash is committed to creating sport and education opportunities for Australian youth. Ash’s next chapter will involve new goals, community work, quality family time, and enjoying sports as a fan.

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