Back in March, Australian tennis star Ashleigh Barty retired from professional tennis at the age of 25. In January, she had won the Australian Open.
Ash Barty of Australia. Courtesy: Reuters
- Ash Bary retired from tennis in March 2022
- Ash Barty won 3 Grand Slams in her career
- Ash Barty also played for the Brisbane Heat in the WBBL
Former World No.1 Ashleigh Barty said that she has absolutely ‘no regrets’ after retiring from tennis earlier this year. Back in March, the Aussie star decided to hang her boots at the age of 25. Barty bid adieu to the sport after winning the Australian Open.
She defeated America’s Danielle Collins 6-3 7-6(2) in the women’s singles final at Rod Laver Arena. The now 26-year-old said that she has moved on with her life after quitting the game.
“I’ve no regrets about retiring. Not one. And I know that a lot of people may still not understand it. And yeah, it’s been incredible. It’s been everything that I’ve ever wanted,” Barty was quoted as saying to the Guardian.
Barty, who also played for the Brisbane Heat in the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL), also won the French Open and finished with three Grand Slam titles to her name. The Queensland-born star spoke about golf being one of her hobbies.
“Golf is a hobby. I know what it takes to get to the very top of any sport, and I don’t have the desire or want to do the work required,” she stated.
Before announcing her retirement, Barty talked about getting married to her long-time boyfriend, Garry, sometime this year.
“Retirement has been a really seamless transition. And because I knew it was coming for a while, there wasn’t much of an adjustment,” Barty added.
After Barty retired, Iga Swiatek became the World No.1 and went on to win the French Open.
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