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Former No. 1, Who Retired at 25, Finds Life After Tennis

Ashleigh Barty says she's adjusted to a less structured existence

(Newser) - As other people have done during the pandemic, Ashleigh Barty stepped away from her job earlier this year. Unlike everyone else, Barty was the No. 1 professional female tennis player in the world at the time. Just 25 years old when she retired in March, Barty has adjusted to staying...

She's No. 1 in Tennis—and Calling It Quits

25-year-old Ashleigh Barty of Australia retires at the top of her game

(Newser) - The top-ranked women’s singles tennis player is retiring at the ripe old age of 25. "Today is difficult and filled with emotion for me as I announce my retirement from tennis," Australia's Ashleigh Barty wrote Wednesday on Instagram. "It's hard to say but I'...

Australian Open Winner Is Extra-Special to Aussies

Ashleigh Barty beat US' Danielle Collins, becoming first Aussie to win nation's tourney since 1978

(Newser) - It's been 44 years since either a men's or women's tennis player from Australia won the Australian Open. That changed Saturday, when Ashleigh Barty, 25, took home the title for her country in Melbourne, beating 28-year-old American Danielle Collins 6-3, 7-6, reports Yahoo Sports . The last Aussie...

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