How Old Was Ash Barty When She Started Tennis?

How Old Was Ash Barty When She Started Tennis? Ashleigh Barty is an Australian former professional tennis player and cricketer.

After fellow Indigenous Australian Evonne Goolagong Cawley, holding the ranking for 120 weeks overall, Barty is the second Australian tennis player to be ranked No. 1 in the world in singles by the Women’s Tennis Association.

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Her performance was also among the top ten doubles player, who attained a career-high rank of No. 5 in the world. Barty is three times Grand Slam singles champion, and reigning champion at Wimbledon and the Australian Open.

She’s also a Grand Slam doubles champion, winning in the year 2018 US Open with CoCo Vandeweghe. Barty was the winner of 15 singles titles as well as 12 doubles title during the WTA Tour.

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How Old Was Ash Barty When She Started Tennis?
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How Old Was Ash Barty When She Started Tennis?

Ash started playing tennis at the age of four with her longtime junior coach Jim Joyce at the West Brisbane Tennis Centre.

Joyce remarked that he did not typically train children as young as Barty, but made an exception because of her excellent hand-eye coordination and high level of focus.

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Barty announced her retirement from professional tennis on Wednesday, March 23, at the age of 25. She was born on April 24, 1996, in Ipswich, Queensland.