Tennis champion Ash Barty reveals future career plans after shock retirement


Tennis champion Ash Barty reveals future career plans after shock retirement: ‘I wanted to contribute in so many other ways’

Ash Barty offered a glimpse into what her post-tennis life might look like.

The tennis superstar said The Herald Sun on Friday that he hopes to somehow work with children.

“During my career, there were so many other interests,” she said.

Ash Barty (pictured) has offered a glimpse into what her post-tennis life might look like.  The tennis superstar told The Herald Sun on Friday that he hopes to work with children in some way

Ash Barty (pictured) has offered a glimpse into what her post-tennis life might look like. The tennis superstar told The Herald Sun on Friday that he hopes to work with children in some way

“I wanted to contribute in so many other ways. This allowed me to fully surrender and be fully absorbed in what followed. That’s what excites me the most.

“That curiosity came back and the spark came back to see how else I could impact other people’s lives,” Ash continued.

“That’s what life is all about, especially kids, and being able to impact them in a positive way.”

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“During my career, there were so many other interests,” she said. “That’s what life is all about, especially children, and being able to impact them in a positive way”

The 26-year-old announced in March that she would be putting down her racket to “pursue other dreams” just six months after winning the Wimbledon title.

Barty announced her retirement in an emotional video, revealing she was physically and emotionally “exhausted”.

The athlete appeared upset as she revealed she wanted to ‘pursue other dreams’.

“It’s the first time I’ve said it out loud, so it’s hard to say, but I’m so happy and I’m so ready,” she explained in the video, joined by former doubles partner and good friend Casey Delaqua.

The athlete looked visibly upset as she revealed she was physically and emotionally “exhausted” and wanted to “pursue other dreams” in an emotional video announcing her retirement in March

“I know I’ve done this before but with a very different feel and I’m so grateful for what tennis has given me, all my dreams plus more, but I know the time is right now to step back and put the racquets down .

Barty grabbed the world number one spot on 24 June 2019 and never relinquished it with high scores in Grand Slam tournaments for the next two and a half years.

After her departure, she focused on her personal life and married Australian professional golfer Gary Kissick in July after a five-year relationship.

Barty grabbed the world number one spot on June 24, 2019 and never relinquished it with high scores in Grand Slam tournaments for the next two and a half years

Barty grabbed the world number one spot on June 24, 2019 and never relinquished it with high scores in Grand Slam tournaments for the next two and a half years

She is building a multi-million dollar mega-mansion in Ipswich, adding to her burgeoning property portfolio, and has signed endorsement deals with Jaguar, Vegemite, Fila, Rado and Uber Eats.

“I’ve lived in the Springfield area all my life and mom and dad have lived there all their lives. My sisters are not far. We are excited to be in our new location. It’s beautiful,” Barty told the Courier Mail recently.

The animal lover added that it was important to her that their four beloved dogs Rudy, Maxie, Affy and Chino have room to run in their new home.

Barty earned US$23.8 million (A$37.75 million) in prize money and millions more from sponsorships, making her the 14th highest-paid female player in history.

After her departure, she focused on her personal life and married Australian professional golfer Gary Kissick (left) in July after five years of dating

After her departure, she focused on her personal life and married Australian professional golfer Gary Kissick (left) in July after five years of dating

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