Tuesday, 27 September 2022

Ashleigh Barty World number one retires from tennis aged 25

Ashleigh Barty World number one retires from tennis aged 25

Australia's globe number one Ash Barty has decided to retire from professional tennis at 25. Barty said in a heart-warming post on social media: "I wasn't quite sure of how I would do this. It's tough to say I'm so happy and ready. I know at the moment in my heart for me as a person, this is right."

Barty said.

"I'm so grateful for what tennis has given me. But I know the time is right for me to step away and chase other dreams,"

The Australian further mentioned that he had been considering retirement for a "long time," adding that the win in Wimbledon in 2021 prompted her to consider calling it off.

In the post, Barty further mentioned that she would also be holding a press conference to discuss her decision to retire.

The WTA, on their official Twitter handle, also released a statement following Barty's announcement.

The WTA said.

"Current WTA world number one Ashleigh Barty has announced her retirement from professional tennis following an extraordinary career at the top of the women's game,"

Ashleigh Barty World number one retires from tennis aged 25 1Twitter image: @ashbarty

Read More: Shane Warne, Legendary Australian spinner, passes away aged 52

The statement from WTA further added.

"It's infrequent for a professional athlete to step away while at the peak of her game, but Barty leaves with an excellent set of credentials that will almost certainly land her in the International Tennis Hall of Fame,"

Barty won three Grand Slam titles; Australian Open (2022), French Open (2019), and Wimbledon (2021) lifting 15 singles and 12 doubles titles in a celebrated career.

Follow Us

Popular Post

Maharashtra SSC Board Result 2022 To Be Announced Tomorrow

Maharashtra SSC Board Result 2022 To Be Announced Tomorrow

Farhan Sayyed Jun 16, 2022 Politics

The MSBSHSE (Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education) will announce the SSC, Class 10 exam result 2022 on Friday, June 17...