Ash Barty retires: Her career by the numbers

Barty became the second player to retire while at the top of the WTA rankings. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)


Ash Barty’s ranking upon her retirement. With her announcement Wednesday, she became the second player to retire while at the top of the WTA rankings, following Justine Henin, who retired in 2008 but returned two years later before retiring for good in 2011.


Months since Barty won the Australian Open. Before Barty’s win at Melbourne Park, no Australian player had won the tournament since 1978.


Major singles titles. In addition to the Australian Open title, she won the French Open in 2019 and Wimbledon in 2021.


Women who have won three of the four Grand Slam titles in the Open Era. Barty joined the company of Lindsay Davenport, Evonne Goolagong Cawley, Justine Henin, Martina Hingis, Angelique Kerber, Hana Mandlikova, Monica Seles and Virginia Wade.


Consecutive wins to start the 2022 season. Barty won 11 matches in a row to start 2022 en route to titles in the Adelaide 500 and the Australian Open.


Singles titles. Barty won her first singles title in March 2017. Since then, she has won more than any other player. She also won 12 doubles titles.


Length, in months, of the sabbatical Barty took from tennis starting in 2014. During her break, she played cricket with the Brisbane Heat of the Women’s Big Bash League. She returned to tennis in 2016.


Barty’s age upon retirement. “I just know at the moment, in my heart, for me as a person, this is right,” Barty said in a video posted to her Instagram account. “As a person this is what I want. I want to chase after some other dreams that I’ve always wanted to do and I’ve always had that really healthy balance, but I’m really really excited.”


Consecutive weeks at No. 1. Barty’s streak at the top of the WTA rankings is the fourth longest in history, trailing only Steffi Graf (186), Serena Williams (186) and Martina Navratilova (156).


Career singles wins. Barty finishes her time on the court with a singles record of 305–102 and a doubles record of 200-64.

23.8 million

Total career prize money. Over the course of her professional career, Barty earned $23,829,071 in prize money.