Ash Barty: From Tennis to the Business World
Australian tennis player Ash Barty has been one of the most successful players in the game. She has won multiple Grand Slam titles and has been the number one ranked player in the world. However, her success on the court has now taken her off it and into the business world.
Barty first started playing tennis at the age of four and began competing on the professional circuit in 2013. She quickly rose to prominence, winning the Australian Open girls’ singles in 2012 and the girls’ doubles title in 2014. She reached the third round of the Australian Open in 2015 and 2016, and made her breakthrough at the French Open in 2017, reaching the quarterfinals.
Rise to the Top
Barty’s career really took off in 2018 when she won the French Open singles title and became the first Australian woman to win a Grand Slam singles title since Margaret Court in 1973. She went on to reach the number one ranking in the world in 2019 and won the 2019 WTA Finals.
Retirement from Tennis
After her success, Barty decided to take a break from tennis in 2020, citing mental health issues and fatigue as her reasons for taking a break. Despite the fact that many expected her to return to the tour, she instead announced her retirement from tennis in February 2021.
Since retiring from tennis, Barty has been involved in a number of business ventures. She has launched her own clothing line, “A.B. Collection”, and has become an ambassador for a number of companies, including Apple, Nike, and Optus.
Involvement in the Community
Barty has also been involved in a number of philanthropic activities. She has set up a charity, the Ash Barty Foundation, which aims to foster the development of young people through sport and education. She has also been involved in fundraising for the Australian bushfires, as well as the Black Lives Matter movement.
Barty has also been investing her money wisely. In April 2021, she invested in a tech start-up called Liftoff, which is focused on helping businesses connect with customers through digital marketing. She also invested in the Australian esports company Gfinity, which aims to make esports more accessible to a wider audience.
Barty has also been investing in real estate. She recently purchased a house in her hometown of Ipswich, Queensland for a reported $1.4 million. She also owns a luxury apartment in Melbourne, which she purchased in 2019 for a reported $4.4 million.
Barty has also been involved in a number of endorsements. She is the face of brands such as Nike, Optus, and Kia Motors. She is also a brand ambassador for Rolex and Tag Heuer.
Barty has stated that she will continue to focus on her business ventures and investments. She also plans to remain involved in the community, and to continue to use her platform to speak out on issues such as gender equality and racial justice.
Ash Barty has been one of the most successful tennis players in recent times, and her success has taken her off the court and into the business world. She has launched her own clothing line, invested in tech start-ups and real estate, and become an ambassador for a number of companies. She also continues to remain involved in the community and use her platform to speak out on important issues. It is clear that Ash Barty is just as successful off the court as she is on it.