Australian professional tennis player and former cricketer
2020 Queensland Award Winner
At only 23 years of age, with seven Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) singles titles and ten WTA doubles titles under her belt, Ashleigh (Ash) Barty is one of the most exciting prospects in world tennis. The young Australian was a Junior Wimbledon champion at 15 and a Fed Cup representative and three-time Grand Slam doubles finalist by 17. After a break from the sport and a stint playing cricket in the Women’s Big Bash League, Ash returned to tennis in 2016 and has had a steady rise to the top ever since. 2019 was Ash’s breakout year with achievements including winning the Miami Open, French Open, WTA Finals in Shenzhen and reaching a career high WTA ranking of 1. Ash’s incredible talent and down to earth, humble personality make her loved by tennis and sporting fans around the world.