Ashleigh Barty (born April 24, 1996) is a former cricketer and professional tennis player from Australia. She is the second Australian WTA singles No. 1 after fellow Indigenous Australian player Evonne Goolagong Cawley. She is ranked No. 1 in the world in singles by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA).
|Date of Birth
|April 24, 1996
|26 years (2022)
|1.66 m (5ft 5in)
Ashley Barty Net worth
Ashley Barty Net worth – Ashley Barty has a net worth of $25 million. Forbes ranked Barty as the world’s third-highest paid female athlete in 2020. Her total earnings were $13.1 million, with $10.1 million coming from tennis prize money.
Ashley Barty Career
She has also been a top 10 doubles player, with a career-high ranking of No. 5 in the world. On the WTA Tour, Barty has won thirteen singles titles and eleven doubles titles, including two Grand Slam singles victories, the 2019 French Open and 2021 Wimbledon Championships, as well as one Grand Slam doubles title with partner CoCo Vandeweghe at the 2018 US Open.
Barty began playing tennis at the age of four in Brisbane, Queensland, where he was born. She had a promising junior career, earning a career-high world ranking of No. 2 after winning the Wimbledon girls’ singles title in 2011.
In 2013, although still a teenager, Barty enjoyed early success in doubles on the WTA Tour, becoming runner-up in three Grand Slam doubles events with veteran Casey Dellacqua, including the Australian Open. Barty announced his retirement from tennis at the end of the 2014 season.
Despite having no professional instruction in the sport, she ended up playing cricket during her absence, joining with the Brisbane Heat for the inaugural Women’s Big Bash League season.
In early 2016, Barty returned to tennis. In singles, she had a breakthrough year in 2017, earning her first WTA title at the Malaysian Open and climbing to No. 17 in the world, despite never having been ranked in the top 100 before her break.
She also had another successful year in doubles with Dellacqua, ending in her maiden WTA Finals appearance in doubles. In 2018, Barty won her first Premier Mandatory and Grand Slam event titles in doubles, and in 2019 she repeated the feat in singles.
Since June 2019, she has held the No. 1 ranking in singles for all but four weeks, winning seven more titles, including five in 2021, a second major victory, and two WTA 1000 wins.
Barty also won a bronze medal in mixed doubles at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 after leading Australia to a runner-up place in the 2019 Fed Cup.
Barty is an all-court player who incorporates a wide range of shots into her game.
Despite her little stature for a professional tennis player, she is a strong server who consistently ranks among the WTA Tour’s top aces and percentage of service points won leaders.
For Tennis Australia, Barty is the National Indigenous Tennis Ambassador.