Ashleigh Barty is an Australian tennis player who is known to also play cricket. Barty was born on April 24, 1996 in Ipswich, Australia to an English mother, Josie, and Indigenous Australian father, Robert. She has two older sisters, and is an avid supporter of the Richmond Football Club. Craig Tyzzer currently coaches her.
Barty started playing her first singles events as a junior in the ITF in 2009. Her first successful year on the tour was in 2010 when she was able to reach the final round of the five tournaments that she played in. After her performance in ITF junior, Barty went pro in April 2010 after she turned 14. However, she lost in her first event against Karolina Wlodarczak.
It was in 2017 that Barty was able to reach the Top 20 for the first time. She finished at No. 17, and was also able to win her first career WTA singles title while playing in Kuala Lumpur. During the said year, she also reached two final rounds in Wuhan and Birmingham, and had impressive performances in doubles.
In 2018, she gained the WTA Elite Trophy and won the US Open doubles championship—her first Grand Slam and Premier Mandatory title. She also rose to world number 15 at the end of the year. She was able to reach her first Grand Slam quarterfinal in 2019 and debuted in the top 10 at world number 8.
The right-handed player currently has a career record of 208 victories and 83 defeats. She has 4 WTA title, and 4 ITF titles to her name. The highest rank that Barty was able to reach was at No. 8 in May 2019, which is still her current rank. Despite her improving performance, Barty has yet to win a Grand Slam tournament title. She did, however, play in all four Grand Slam tournaments at some point since 2012.