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Ash Barty


Iga Swiatek becomes 1st Polish tennis player ranked No. 1

April 04, 2022 9:53 pm

After beating Naomi Osaka to win the Miami Open title on Saturday, Swiatek moved onto a 17-match winning streak having already won Indian Wells a week earlier, and the Qatar Open in Doha in February.

Iga Swiatek says she was 'crying for 40 minutes' after Ash Barty's retirement

April 04, 2022 3:03 pm

Swiatek took over the top ranking on Monday after Australian Barty decided to call time on her career at the age of 25.

Weekly Sports Newsletter: Boris Becker had a sensational entry; Ash Barty the more sensible exit plan

April 03, 2022 1:46 pm

Sport can turn into a toxic cesspit at the first sign of success, with social media rendering every epilogue to a title into an anarchic free-for-all of opinions. Ash Barty, and the young of today, are wiser about the flipside of early fame and have learnt to prioritise mental health.

Despite the trend in sports, don’t expect Ashleigh Barty to un-retire

March 24, 2022 2:20 pm

If Barty remains retired, she will never win a U.S. Open singles title, never win the Billie Jean King Cup team event for Australia, never win an Olympic gold medal, never, with her complete set of tennis tools, achieve the calendar-year Grand Slam that her Australian predecessors Rod Laver and Margaret Court won more than 50 years ago.

World No 1 Ash Barty announces retirement at 25

March 24, 2022 7:30 am

Three-time Grand Slam champion and World No.1, Ash Barty has announced her retirement at the age of 25.

Ash Barty withdraws from Indian Wells, Miami tournaments

March 04, 2022 10:47 am

Barty ended a 44-year drought for Australian women at the Australian Open when she won the singles title at Melbourne Park in late January.

Australia, the home of multi-sport women

February 22, 2022 4:43 pm

Ash Barty & Ellyse Perry are only the latest exponents of a tradition of excelling in various codes.

Barty and Djokovic keep No 1 ranking; Collins into top 10

January 30, 2022 10:26 am

Barty, winner of the French Open in 2019 and Wimbledon the following year, has extended her ranking points lead over incumbent No 2 Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus.

How cricket helped Ash Barty break Australia's Australian Open jinx

January 31, 2022 9:58 am

Playing a team sport gave her a sense of belonging, made her a better person, says her Big Bash coach Andy Richards.

Australia conquered, Ash Barty's coach wants change at US Open

January 29, 2022 9:17 pm

Ash Barty grew up on the surface in Brisbane, but her first two Grand Slam titles came on the red clay of Roland Garros and on the grass at Wimbledon.


World number one Ash Barty retires aged 25, see pics

March 23, 2022 9:08 am

Ash Barty retires with 15 titles, less than two months after winning the Australian Open, her third Grand Slam singles triumph following the 2021 Wimbledon and 2019 French Open.