World number 1, the tennis player Ashleigh Barty retires
Ashleigh Barty, the best female tennis player in the world today, raised a huge wave of emotion by announcing her retirement at only 25 years old, Wednesday, March 23 in a video message
“Today is a hard and emotional day for me because I am announcing my retirement from tennis,” the Australian said on Instagram.
“I’m so happy, and I’m so ready and I just know now in my heart that as a person, this is the right decision,” Ashleigh Barty said, in tears, alongside her former doubles partner Casey Dellacqua.
She has been at the top of the tennis world since 2019, Ashleigh Barty won three Grand Slam singles titles, at the French Open in 2019, then at Wimbledon in 2021 and at the Australian Open this year.
In addition, in January 2022, she became the first local champion in 44 years to win the Australian Open, joining the exclusive club of Grand Slam winners on three different surfaces.
“I’m so grateful for everything tennis has given me, it’s given me all my dreams and more,” the champion added.
“But I know the time has come for me to step away, pursue other dreams and put the rackets down.”
“Thank you for being an incredible ambassador for the sport and for women around the world,” the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) tweeted. “You will be greatly missed, Ash.”
Barty is a beloved and respected player in the tennis world and has quickly become the best, with her dizzying array of slices, precise serves and flawless forehand.
Love has its reasons that reason ignores, she got engaged last year to her longtime boyfriend, Garry Kissick, who was always on the court when she played.