Factbox: French Open champion Ashleigh Barty

Factbox: French Open champion Ashleigh Barty

PARIS (Reuters) – Factbox on Australia's Ashleigh Barty, who beat Czech Republic's Marketa Vondrousova 6-1 6-3 in the French Open Final Saturday:

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 8, 2019. Australia's Ashleigh Barty celebrates with the trophy after winning the final against Marketa Vondrousova in the Czech Republic. REUTERS / Benoit Tessier

Born: April 24, 1996 in Ipswich, Australia (23 years)

Grand Slam titles: 1 (French Open 2019)


Started playing tennis in the age of five when parents Robert and Josie introduced her to the sport.


* After starting her career at the ITF circuit in Australia in 2010, she played her first WTA qualification event in the US Open the following year.

* Declared four singles titles and two double titles on the ITF circuit in 2012.

* Won a WTA doubles title and reached three Grand Slam doubles with Casey Dellacqua in 2013 (Australian Open, Wimbledon, U.S. Open). Captured two ITF double titles.

* After winning another WTA title in 2014, she took a break from tennis after the US Open and had a successful stint in the Brisbane Heat Cricket team in the Women's Big Bash League before returning in 2016.

* Bumped into the top 20 in 2017 and beat his first WTA single title on Kuala Lumpur as a qualifier. She reached two additional singles finals in Birmingham and Wuhan before becoming Australia's number one player.

* Won her second and third WTA singles titles in Nottingham and Zhuhai to finish 2018 ranked 15th in the world. Claimed four more double titles.

* Sealed her first title in 2019 in Miami in March, before opening her maiden Grand Slam in French.

Reporting of Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru, editing of Ed Osmond

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