Ashleigh Barty was a star of final weekend’s first-round Fed Cup tie opposite a United States, winning all 3 matches she played to lead Australia to a initial Fed Cup by BNP Paribas semifinal given 2014.
Playing in a divided tie in Asheville, N.C., Barty gave a Aussies a 1-0 lead on Day 1 of a event, defeating a U.S.’s Sonya Kenin, 6-1, 7-6, in a initial rubber. She afterwards picked adult dual wins on Day 2 of a competition, holding out Team USA’s No. 1 actor Madison Keys, 6-4, 6-1, before teaming with Priscilla Hon in doubles to kick Danielle Collins and Nicole Melichar, 6-4, 7-5, to bind a tie for Australia.
Barty, who has represented Australia in Fed Cup in 2013-14 and 2017-19, now has an 11-match winning strain in Fed Cup play that she will lift into a home semifinal tie set for April, when a Aussies conflict Belarus for a mark in a 2019 Fed Cup final.
Here’s some-more on a 22-year-old, who is one of a tip singles and doubles players in a world.
The Ashleigh Barty File
Birthplace: Ipswich, Australia
Residence: Ipswich, Australia
Current Rank: 13 (singles); 6 (doubles)
Career-High Rank: 13 (singles, Feb 2019); 5 (doubles, May 2018)
Best US Open Finish: 4th Round (singles, 2018); Won (doubles, 2018)
– Barty prisoner a initial Grand Slam pretension of her career during a 2018 US Open, teaming with Coco Vandeweghe to win a women’s doubles championship. She also notched her best singles outcome to date during a vital final year in New York, reaching a fourth round.
– Barty prisoner her initial WTA singles pretension during Kuala Lumpur, as a qualifier, in 2017, and finished that year in a Top 20 for a initial time in her career. She has won 3 WTA singles titles to date, also claiming championships in Nottingham and Zhuhai in 2018.
– In doubles, a 22-year-old has won 9 titles in her career, including 4 final year—Miami and a US Open, with Vandeweghe, and Rome and Montreal, with Demi Schuurs. She has also modernized to 7 doubles finals, including 4 during Grand Slam tournaments—Roland Garros in 2017 and a Australian Open, Wimbledon and a US Open in 2013, all with Casey Dellacqua.
– After a 2014 US Open, Barty took roughly dual years off from tennis and, during her time divided from a game, enjoyed a successful army personification on a Brisbane Heat cricket group in Australia’s Women’s Big Bash League, notwithstanding carrying no grave training in a sport. She returned to tennis in early 2016.
– As a junior, Barty was one of a tip players in a world, winning a 2011 Wimbledon girls’ singles pretension and reaching a career-high ITF World Junior Ranking of No. 2 in 2011.
They Said It!
“These are a moments we remember for a rest of your life. You play a million matches on tour, though a best memories come from these Fed Cup weeks. It’s only unequivocally special that I’m means to be here.” – Ashleigh Barty pronounced after clinching a win for Team Australia