Ashleigh Barty is a well-known professional tennis player and former cricketer from Australia. On June 23, 2019, she also became the first woman to lead the WTA rankings. Barty is a multi-sport athlete who has competed for Australia in cricket, tennis, and golf.
Barty was born in Ipswich, Australia, on April 24, 1996, to a government employee and a radiology doctor. She attended Woodcrest State College and grew raised in Springfield.
She developed an early interest in sports, notably tennis and netball. Jim Joyce was the girl’s first coach, and he praised her for her remarkable coordination and accuracy. Joyce set out to teach Ashley, despite the fact that she was only five years old.
Ash is right-handed and plays the left side with a two-handed backhand. She has a great serve and can play on any court; however, she prefers fast grass courts. She excels in both singles and doubles competitions.
Barty made her ITF junior debut at the age of 13 and won her maiden title. Her statistics were already impressive at the time: in five events, the Australian had 24 wins and only two losses.
Ash competed in her maiden Grand Slam junior competition at home in 2011, and she lost her opening match. She wasn’t discouraged, though, and in the summer, she competed in Junior Wimbledon, winning the major trophy in singles.
Barty competed on professional courts at the same time. She obtained a wild card to participate in the US Open qualifiers shortly after winning Wimbledon, however, she was unable to advance to the main event, losing to Yulia Glushko. Despite this, she was invited to the Australian Open at the end of the year, where she competed in both singles and doubles.
Ashleigh made her WTA Tour debut in 2012. She switched to the ITF after competing in Brisbane and Hobart and won her maiden major championship soon after, followed by three more by the end of the season.
Net worth and brand endorsements
For 47 matches in various tournaments in 2021, Barty won $3,765,182 in prize money. According to the official WTA website, Barty earned $21,359,751 in prize money during his professional career. Ash Barty’s net worth is believed to be $23 million dollars.
Ashleigh Barty has a lengthy history of working with Nike and Head, two of the most well-known sportswear companies in the world. Barty signed partnerships with the following well-known brands: Jaguar, a luxury automobile manufacturer, Rado, a Swiss watch brand, and Esmi, an Australian cosmetics maker.
She won $1,104,611 in prize money for 32 matches in 2021, including a historic Wimbledon victory. Her endorsement partnerships with numerous brands also contribute to her net worth, which hovers around $20 million.