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Retired Ashleigh Barty rules out playing any professional sport again
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Retired Ashleigh Barty rules out playing any professional sport again

in an interview with Melbourne radio late Monday she put the rumours to bed, ruling out playing any form of professional sport again.

AB de Villiers hopes grass is greener for golf teammate Ashleigh Barty
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AB de Villiers hopes grass is greener for golf teammate Ashleigh Barty

De Villiers and Barty will team up in the inaugural Icons Series golf event in Jersey City from 30 June to 1 July.

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.

Iga Swiatek confirmed as new WTA number one
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Iga Swiatek confirmed as new WTA number one

The 20-year-old celebrated her new status in style on Sunday, winning the Miami Open with a straight-sets victory over four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka.

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: 'Wait and see', Aussie tennis star coy about future after quitting sport at 25
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Ashleigh Barty retires: 'Wait and see', Aussie tennis star coy about future after quitting sport at 25

Barty spoke publicly for the first time on Thursday since her announcement but repeatedly deflected questions on her future plans.

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.

World No 1 Ashleigh Barty pulls out of Indian Wells and Miami Open, hopes to return in April
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World No 1 Ashleigh Barty pulls out of Indian Wells and Miami Open, hopes to return in April

In January, Ashleigh Barty became the first Australian to win her home Grand Slam in 44 years.

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.

After Djokovic chaos, Nadal, Barty give Australian Open desperately needed happy ending
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After Djokovic chaos, Nadal, Barty give Australian Open desperately needed happy ending

After the chaos that preceded the tournament, Tennis Australia couldn't have dreamt of a happier ending — and it was one they desperately needed, after a competition riddled with unforced errors on the organisers' parts.

Ashleigh Barty and Novak Djokovic keep No 1 tennis ranking; Danielle Collins into top 10
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Ashleigh Barty and Novak Djokovic keep No 1 tennis ranking; Danielle Collins into top 10

In the men's rankings, Italy’s Matteo Berrettini is the only mover inside the top ten, climbing to a new career high of No 6.

Australian Open 2022: Ashleigh Barty 'humbled' after joining tennis royalty
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Australian Open 2022: Ashleigh Barty 'humbled' after joining tennis royalty

The 25-year-old achieved the feat by becoming the Australian Open's first home champion in 44 years when she came from 1-5 down in the second set of Saturday's final to beat Danielle Collins 6-3, 7-6 (7/2)