Barty at the 2013 French Open
|Residence||Ipswich, Queensland, Australia|
24 April 1996 |
Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
|Height||5 ft 5 in (1.66 m)|
|Plays||Right Handed (Double Handed Backhand)|
|Career titles||0 WTA, 4 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 129 (30 September 2013)|
|Current ranking||No. 129 (30 September 2013)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2012, 2013)|
|French Open||2R (2013)|
|US Open||2R (2013)|
|Career titles||1 WTA, 6 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 12 (9 September 2013)|
|Current ranking||No. 13 (30 September 2013)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||F (2013)|
|French Open||1R (2013)|
|US Open||F (2013)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2012, 2013)|
|French Open||1R (2013)|
|US Open||2R (2013)|
|Last updated on: 30 September 2013.|
Ashleigh Barty (born 24 April 1996 in Ipswich, Australia) is an Australian professional tennis player, ranked number 13 in the world in doubles, and the youngest player in the top 20 doubles rankings. Barty first gained media attention by reaching the doubles final of the 2013 Australian Open, partnered by Casey Dellacqua. The pair also reached the finals of both Wimbledon and the US Open in 2013, making Barty one of the most successful WTA debutants in history. She also won the 2011 Wimbledon girls singles title, and has won one WTA doubles title so far in her career.
- 1 Career
- 2 Fed Cup
- 3 Playing Style
- 4 Significant finals
- 5 WTA career finals
- 6 ITF career
- 7 Grand Slam Performance Timeline
- 8 References
- 9 External links
Barty won the Junior Wimbledon Championships in July, beating Irina Khromacheva in the final. In December 2011, she competed with other Australian players for a Wildcard berth into the main draw of the 2012 Australian Open, and despite being the youngest player in the draw, won the competition and the Wildcard, beating established players including Casey Dellacqua, Arina Rodionova and Olivia Rogowska in the process.
Junior Grand Slam Singles results:
Junior Grand Slam Doubles results:
Due to her strong results at the end 2011, Barty received a wildcard into the qualifying event of the Brisbane International (a WTA Premier tournament). There she lost in the first round to number one seed Vania King 1–6 2–6. Partnered with Casey Dellacqua, Barty also received a wildcard into the doubles tournament, reaching the semi-finals before bowing out to the American pairing of Spears and Kops-Jones 7–5 6–7(3) [7–10]. Barty then received a wildcard into the Hobart International, losing in the first round to Bethanie Mattek-Sands 2–6 2–6. Due to winning a play-off against other Australian players, Barty was given a Wildcard into the women's singles at the Australian Open, where she lost 2–6 6–7(4) to Anna Tatishvili in the first round. She also entered the women's and mixed doubles, pairing up with Laura Robson and Benjamin Mitchell respectively. Barty and her respective partners failed to make it past the first round in either event. In February, Barty won her first senior title at the Sydney $25,000 ITF tournament on hard courts, beating countrywoman Olivia Rogowska in the final. The following week she won her second straight ITF title at the Mildura Grand International on grass courts, beating countrywomen Viktorija Rajicic in the final 6–1 7–6(8). The following week she participated in the ITF event in Ipswich on clay courts, losing to Pole Sandra Zaniewska in the final 6–7(5) 1–6.
In May, after playing junior events across Europe, Barty received a wildcard into the main draw at the French Open, where she was defeated in the first round by fourth seed and eventual semi-finalist Petra Kvitová, 1–6 2–6. Barty then rebounded on the grass courts, winning the biggest title of her career to date at the $50,000 ITF event at Nottingham, beating Tatjana Malek 6–1, 6–1 in the final, as well as winning the doubles title with Sally Peers. Following her victory, Barty's qualifying draw Wildcard at Wimbledon (earned for winning the 2011 Junior event) was improved to a main draw Wildcard, losing in the first round to Roberta Vinci 2–6 4–6.
Barty then returned to Australia to play a string of $25,000 ITF events. The first was in Esperance where she made the final, losing to countrywoman Olivia Rogowska 0–6 3–6. A few weeks later Barty won the Traralgon event, defeating Arina Rodionova in the final 6–2 6–3. Although Rodionova got her revenge on Barty the next week in Bendigo defeating her in the semi-final. Barty played her final ITF event of the year in Japan which was a $75,000 event. She lost in the Quarterfinals. Barty was shocked in the second round of the Australian open Wildcard Playoff by Bojana Bobusic. Barty finished 2012 ranked number 175.
Barty started her 2013 season in Perth, partnering Bernard Tomic at the Hopman Cup after Casey Dellacqua had to withdraw with a foot injury. Following a win over Andrea Petkovic (who retired hurt) and a comprehensive loss to Ana Ivanovic, Barty scored the biggest victory of her career in Perth, defeating former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone 6–0 6–3 in just 55 minutes. Barty said after the win:
Barty then received a wildcard to the Hobart International where she drew defending champion Mona Barthel, losing 6–2 0–6 1–6. In the doubles event, Barty partnered Bojana Bobusic and reached her second WTA doubles semi-final.
Barty drew Slovakian 15th seed Dominika Cibulková for the first round of the 2013 Australian Open. However, after a promising start to the match she lost 6–3 0–6 1–6. In the doubles event, Barty partnered Australia's Casey Dellacqua. They opened the tournament by cruising past Francesca Schiavone and Polona Hercog 6–2 6–4. Barty's win in the doubles event was her first ever Grand Slam victory. They then stuned the third seeded team of Maria Kirilenko and Lisa Raymond 6–4 6–4 and 14th seeded team of Natalie Grandin and Vladimira Uhlirova 7–6(3) 6–3 en route to the Quarterfinals. The duo then reached the semi-final by defeating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Lucie Safarova 6–2 6–3. Their semi-final was played on Rod Laver Arena, which was Barty's first match on the court. Barty and Dellacqua made the final by defeating Saisai Zheng and Varvara Lepchenko 6–2 6–4 and became the first Australian duo to reach the women's doubles final of the Australian open since 1977. They played top seeds Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci in the final. In the final they dropped the opening set 6–2 in just 29 minutes. But gained composure in the second to take it 6–3. The Italians won the third set and the match. They took home the title after being defeated the previous year, 6–2, 3–6, 6–2.
In her next tournament, Barty won her first WTA main draw singles match at the 2013 Malaysian Open defeating Chanel Simmonds in the first round 6–4 6–2. Barty then reached the quarterfinal by defeating qualifier Zarina Diyas 7–6(3) 6–4. She lost to world number 29 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the quarterfinal.
Barty then travelled to USA playing a series of ITF tournaments and the WTA tournament in Charleston. She had limited success in singles with her best result being a semi-final finish in the $25,000 ITF tournament in Pelham. In doubles, however, she continued to perform well, reaching a WTA semi-final in Charleston (w/ Anastasia Rodionova) which meant she had reached the semi-finals in all three WTA doubles tournaments she had entered. She also won ITF titles in Pelham (w/ Arina Rodionova) and Innisbrook (w/ Alize Lim).
Unseeded at the 2013 French Open, Barty scored her first grand slam match victory by defeating the Czech Republic's Lucie Hradecká in the first round. She had previously failed to win a match in five grand slam tournaments. She subsequently lost to World No. 12 Maria Kirilenko in the second round.
Barty was chosen to represent the Australia Fed Cup team for the first time in 2013. She was just 16 years old. This tie was a World Group First Round match against the Czech Republic. Barty and Casey Dellacqua lost in the doubles rubber. This is after a strong showing at the 2013 Australian Open, where they reached the doubles final. In the next Fed Cup tie against Switzerland, Barty played her first singles match defeating Stefanie Voegele in straight sets.
She has an all-court game and is suited to play on all surfaces. Her first serve is either flat or slice and her second serve is generally a kick serve. Her biggest weapon is the forehand from which she can generate angles with pace and spin. Her variety is also her strength and she can play any shot in the book (slices, drop shots, lobs etc.).
Her game has been likened to Martina Hingis
Grand Slam finals
Doubles: 3 (3 runners-up)
|Runner-up||2013||Australian Open||Hard||Casey Dellacqua|| Sara Errani
|2–6, 6–3, 2–6|
|Runner-up||2013||Wimbledon||Grass||Casey Dellacqua|| Hsieh Su-wei
|Runner-up||2013||US Open||Hard||Casey Dellacqua|| Andrea Hlaváčková
|7–6(1–7), 1–6, 4–6|
Girls' Singles: 1 (1 titles)
|Winner||2011||Wimbledon||Grass||Irina Khromacheva||7–5, 7–6(7–3)|
WTA career finals
Doubles: 4 (1–3)
|Runner-up||1.||25 January 2013||Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia||Hard||Casey Dellacqua|| Sara Errani
|2–6, 6–3, 2–6|
|Winner||1.||16 June 2013||Aegon Classic, Birmingham, United Kingdom||Grass||Casey Dellacqua|| Cara Black
|Runner-up||2.||6 July 2013||Wimbledon Championships, London, United Kingdom||Grass||Casey Dellacqua|| Hsieh Su-wei
|Runner-Up||3.||9 September 2013||US Open, New York City, United States||Hard||Casey Dellacqua|| Andrea Hlaváčková
|7–6(4), 1–6, 4–6|
ITF Circuit singles finals (4–2)
|Winner||1.||19 February 2012||Sydney, Australia||Hard||Olivia Rogowska||6–1, 6–3|
|Winner||2.||26 February 2012||Mildura, Australia||Grass||Viktorija Rajicic||6–1, 7–6(10–8)|
|Runner-up||1.||25 March 2012||Ipswich, Australia||Clay||Sandra Zaniewska||6–7(5–7), 1–6|
|Winner||3.||17 June 2012||Nottingham, UK||Grass||Tatjana Malek||6–1, 6–1|
|Runner-up||2.||6 October 2012||Esperance, Australia||Hard||Olivia Rogowska||0–6, 3–6|
|Winner||4.||28 October 2012||Traralgon, Australia||Hard||Arina Rodionova||6–2, 6–3|
ITF Circuit doubles finals (6–1)
|Winner||1.||16 June 2012||Nottingham, UK||Grass||Sally Peers|| Réka-Luca Jani
Maria João Koehler
|7–6(7–2), 3–6, [10–5]|
|Winner||2.||5 October 2012||Esperance, Australia||Hard||Sally Peers|| Victoria Larrière
|4–6, 7–6(7–5), [10–4]|
|Runner-up||1.||28 October 2012||Traralgon, Australia||Hard||Sally Peers|| Arina Rodionova
|6–2, 6–7(4–7), [8–10]|
|Winner||3.||2 November 2012||Bendigo, Australia||Hard||Sally Peers|| Arina Rodionova
|Winner||4.||24 November 2012||Toyota, Japan||Carpet||Casey Dellacqua|| Miki Miyamura
|Winner||5.||24 March 2013||Innisbrook, United States||Clay||Alize Lim|| Paula Cristina Gonçalves
|Winner||6.||13 April 2013||Pelham, United States||Clay||Arina Rodionova|| Shao-Yuan Kuan
Grand Slam Performance Timeline
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
- "Ashleigh Barty crashes out of Brisbane International qualifying". Perth Now. 30 December 2011.
- "Ashleigh Barty gets reality check". Herald Sun. 8 January 2012.
- "Women's Singles Draw". Australian Open.
- Tomic and Barty win in Hopman Cup – ABC Grandstand Sport – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
- Mixed draw for Aussies – Tennis – Sportal Australia
- Cibulkova ends Barty's party
- Barty the giant-killer | The Age 30 May 2013. Retrieved 30 May 2013
- French Open: Aussie Ashleigh Barty falls to Maria Kirilenko after delay - ABC Grandstand Sport - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
- US Open: Pavlyuchenkova earns third-round berth, RIA Novosti, 28 August 2013
- Ashleigh Barty at the International Tennis Federation
- Ashleigh Barty at the International Tennis Federation Junior Profile