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Ash Barty’s Career In Numbers

UbiTennis looks at the figures behind the tennis star’s career on the day she announced her retirement from the sport.



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Ash Barty has decided to call it a day on her tennis career at the tender age of 25 in a move which has shocked many within the sport.


The world No.1 is currently the reigning Wimbledon and Australian Open champion and has won all 11 of her matches played this year. A former junior star who rose to prominence at a young age, Barty at times found it tough to deal with high expectations placed on her. Resulting in her taking an ‘indefinite break’ from the sport in 2014 before returning two years later where she began to enjoy the bulk of her success on the Tour.

Now stepping away from the sport for a second time and possibly permanently, Ubitennis takes a quick look at the numbers behind her sensational career.

2 – second of WTA player to retire whilst at the top

Since the formation of the WTA Tour during the 1970s, Barty has become only the second player to retire whilst still No.1 in the world. The first was Justine Henin, who retired in 2008 before returning to the Tour two years later.

12 – total number of doubles titles won.

The first ever WTA trophy of any kind won by Barty was in the doubles at the Birmingham Classic when she was just 17 years old. Five of her titles were won alongside Casey Dellacqua who was the person Barty spoke to in her retirement video. Although her only major triumph in the discipline was with CoCo Vandeweghe at the 2018 US Open. She also reached the doubles final of a Grand Slam on five other occasions. Blow is a full breakdown of titles she won:-

  • Grand Slam – 1
  • Premier 5 & M / WTA 1000 – 4
  • Premier / WTA 500 – 3
  • International / WTA 250 – 4

Barty was ranked as high as fifth in the doubles back in 2018.

15 – total number of singles titles won

Barty won her maiden Tour title at the 2017 Malaysian Open and since then has triumphed at many top tier events. In fact, more than half of the titles she has won (eight) has been either at a Premier event or a tournament of a higher category. Here is a full breakdown:-

  • Grand Slams – 3
  • WTA Finals – 1
  • WTA Elite Trophy – 1
  • Premier 5 & M / WTA 1000 – 3
  • Premier / WTA 500 – 5
  • International / WTA 250 – 2

27 – Grand Slam appearances (in singles)

It was at the Australian Open where Barty played her first Grand Slam main draw match, as well as the last of her career. In 2012 she lost in the first round to Anna Tatishvili which prevented her from a clash with top seed Caroline Wozniacki. In total, Barty played in the main draw of a major event 27 times in her career between 2012-2014 and 2016-2022. Winning 57 out of 81 matches played.

Of those 57 wins, 24 were achieved at the Australian Open, 12 at Wimbledon, 11 at the US Open and 10 at the French Open.

121 – weeks as No.1

Barty has held the top spot for two separate periods of her career. The first was in 2019 when she climbed to the top on June 24th 2019 and held that position for four weeks until getting dethroned by Naomi Osaka. However, Barty soon regained the No.1 ranking on September 9th 2019 and has held it ever since!

As of this week she has held the No.1 ranking for 114 weeks in a row which is the fourth-longest streak in WTA history. Overall, only six other players have held the No.1 spot longer than Barty.

505 – combined career wins

As an accomplished player in both singles and doubles, the Australian claimed a total of 505 victories across all levels of the WTA Tour with 305 of those being in the singles. She won 25 out of her last 26 matches played before deciding to retire from the sport.


Barty’s win over Danielle Collins in the final of the 2022 Australian Open was watched by an estimated 3.6M people with a peak audience of 4.3M, according to OzTAM. Making it one of the most watched finals on Australian TV in recent history. Since 2005 only three finals have attracted a higher viewership, but all of those have been from the men’s tournament.

To put the figure into perspective, the 2017 final between the Williams sisters attracted 1.8M and the 2021 final between Naomi Osaka and Jennifer Brady was watched by just 1.1M people.

23,829,071 – prize money won (in $US)

With the exception of the Williams sisters, Barty has earned more prize money than any other non-European player on the WTA Tour. As of this week she has won more prize money than any other Australian player – male or female – in history, and is only of only two to ever surpass the $20M mark. The other to do so was Lleyton Hewitt, who made $20,889,965 during his career.

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