Ashley Barty decides to end her career

Ashley Barty decides to end her career

Former world number one Australian tennis player Ashley Barty has revealed exactly when she decided to end her career.

“In Australia, I just wanted to play one last time, no regrets, just enjoy the moment and see what happens next.

At the Adelaide tournament, I wasn’t so sure about ending my career yet. The first tournament of the season is always a challenge.

Probably after the second round of the 2022 Australian Open, when I sat down to talk to my team, I had a moment where I thought, “You know what, this is my last Australian Open.

I was enjoying tennis, trying to be in the moment, because I’ll never get that time back again,” Barty said on the WTA Insider podcast.

As a reminder, Barty won Roland Garros in 2019, Wimbledon in 2021 and the Australian Open in 2022. Ashley’s best result at the U.S. Open was reaching the fourth round (2018 and 2019).