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Ashleigh Barty swings back into action, trades tennis for golf
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Ashleigh Barty swings back into action, trades tennis for golf

The 25-year-old Australian has been included in Ernie Els' Rest of the World team for the Icons Series event at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, New Jersey, on 30 June and 1 July.

Miami Open 2022: Future of tennis in good hands with Iga Swiatek, Carlos Alcaraz
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Miami Open 2022: Future of tennis in good hands with Iga Swiatek, Carlos Alcaraz

Iga Swiatek, 20, and Carlos Alcaraz, 18, drew packed crowds on way to titles in Miami to underline there's life to the sport even after Big 3, Ashleigh Barty and Williams sisters.

Ashleigh Barty retires: Iga Swiatek set to become No 1 in WTA rankings after Aussie star's sudden retirement
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Ashleigh Barty retires: Iga Swiatek set to become No 1 in WTA rankings after Aussie star's sudden retirement

The 20-year-old Swiatek is a massive 2,204 ranking points behind Barty, but there will be a new number one on Monday when the new list comes out and the second-placed Pole is in prime position.

Ashleigh Barty's early retirement spurred on by tiring body, larger goals and soulful experience
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Ashleigh Barty's early retirement spurred on by tiring body, larger goals and soulful experience

At a time when Roger Federer and Serena Williams, both 40, have not officially retired, it does come across as strange that a 25-year-old World No 1 should be calling it time on her sport.

Ashleigh Barty retires: ‘Dream' Wimbledon title, historic Australian Open victory and other highlights from tennis star’s glittering career
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Ashleigh Barty retires: ‘Dream' Wimbledon title, historic Australian Open victory and other highlights from tennis star’s glittering career

In January, Barty became the first Australian to win her home Grand Slam in 44 years, her third Grand Slam title after the 2019 French Open and 2021 Wimbledon

Ashleigh Barty retires: From shining in cricket and golf to multiple Grand Slam wins, a look at tennis star’s achievements across sports
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Ashleigh Barty retires: From shining in cricket and golf to multiple Grand Slam wins, a look at tennis star’s achievements across sports

It is unclear what she will do next, but it would be no surprise if Barty ended up becoming a champion in another sport, because few athletes can boast such a varied sporting CV as the down-to-earth Barty.

Racquets down: Even in retirement, Ashleigh Barty remains an outlier
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Racquets down: Even in retirement, Ashleigh Barty remains an outlier

Barty's retirement is like a perfectly timed backhand drop shot that no one saw coming. Not a hurried or desperate attempt, but well thought out, expertly crafted stroke that ends with a bit of magic.

‘Happy for Ash Barty, gutted for tennis’: Tennis fraternity reacts to Australian star’s shock retirement at 25
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‘Happy for Ash Barty, gutted for tennis’: Tennis fraternity reacts to Australian star’s shock retirement at 25

Barty shocked the sporting fraternity in general and the tennis community in particular with her decision to call it quits at the age of 25, at a time when she was on top of the WTA rankings.

Ashleigh Barty retires: Bjorn Borg and other star athletes who called it quits at a young age
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Ashleigh Barty retires: Bjorn Borg and other star athletes who called it quits at a young age

Barty, who hung up her boots at the age of 25 on Wednesday, is not the only player to have taken early retirement. Here are some more personalities who drew the curtains on their career early.

World No 1 Ashleigh Barty announces shock retirement aged 25, sets sights on chasing 'other dreams'
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World No 1 Ashleigh Barty announces shock retirement aged 25, sets sights on chasing 'other dreams'

Barty dropped the bombshell weeks after becoming the first home-grown champion of the Australian Open in 44 years, joining tennis royalty's most exclusive club with a Grand Slam crown on three different surfaces.

Australian Open 2022: Ashleigh Barty, Rafael Nadal, Aussies provide happy ending after Novak Djokovic chaos
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Australian Open 2022: Ashleigh Barty, Rafael Nadal, Aussies provide happy ending after Novak Djokovic chaos

There were more beautiful stories from Melbourne Park that made Djokovic’s long drawn legal saga feel like a thing of the past.

Australian Open champion Ashleigh Barty stays on top of WTA rankings, Danielle Collins moves to career-best 10th
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Australian Open champion Ashleigh Barty stays on top of WTA rankings, Danielle Collins moves to career-best 10th

Barty has increased her lead over Aryna Sabalenka — who exited in the fourth round of the Australian Open — to over 2,600 points.

Australian Open 2022: 'No better player at the moment than Ash Barty' Twitter reacts to her third major
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Australian Open 2022: 'No better player at the moment than Ash Barty' Twitter reacts to her third major

Barty ended Australia's 44-year drought with Christine O'Neill, the last Australian man or woman to win in Melbourne, watching in the stadium.

Australian Open 2022: After years of pain, fit-again Danielle Collins bringing unrelenting intensity to the court
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Australian Open 2022: After years of pain, fit-again Danielle Collins bringing unrelenting intensity to the court

While Collins always possessed the game to shine bright on the big stage, her resilience has been exemplary for the past few months.

Australian Open Highlights, women's semi-finals: Collins thrashes Swiatek, to face Barty in final
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Australian Open Highlights, women's semi-finals: Collins thrashes Swiatek, to face Barty in final

Follow live scores and updates from the Australian Open on Day 11 with focus on women's semi-finals.

Australian Open 2022: Pumped-up Nadal, home hero Barty march into Melbourne quarters
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Australian Open 2022: Pumped-up Nadal, home hero Barty march into Melbourne quarters

Rafael Nadal survived an epic 28-minute tiebreak to seal his spot in the quarter-finals and top seed Ashleigh Barty joined him with victory over giant-killer Amanda Anisimova on Sunday.

Australian Open 2022: Naomi Osaka and Ashleigh Barty stride closer to showdown as Rafael Nadal rolls on
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Australian Open 2022: Naomi Osaka and Ashleigh Barty stride closer to showdown as Rafael Nadal rolls on

Osaka played the smiling assassin and top seed Barty was ruthlessly efficient at the Australian Open on Wednesday as they edged closer to a potential fourth-round showdown

Ashleigh Barty, Victoria Azarenka urge Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai to get in touch
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Ashleigh Barty, Victoria Azarenka urge Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai to get in touch

Previous Wimbledon and French Open doubles champion Peng alleged on social media in November that former Chinese vice-premier Zhang Gaoli forced her into sex during a long-term on-off relationship.

Australian Open 2022: Ashleigh Barty hopes 'tough lessons' bring title
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Australian Open 2022: Ashleigh Barty hopes 'tough lessons' bring title

Barty said she was at ease heading into her home Slam despite the weight of expectation and being number one seed.

Australian Open 2022: Novak Djokovic, Ashleigh Barty lead seeded players list for Grand Slam event
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Australian Open 2022: Novak Djokovic, Ashleigh Barty lead seeded players list for Grand Slam event

Here's the seeded players list for the Australian Open beginning 17 January at Melbourne Park.