Ashleigh Barty won the Australian Open in early 2022 and decided to nod in March. She was 25 years old, number 1 in the WTA ranking and had achieved all her goals.
How are things now, 6 months after she played her last professional tennis match, with the Australian champion? Well, in short: excellent! She has no regrets at all about her decision to retire from tennis.
Time was ripe
“I knew the time was right for this,” she wrote on Instagram. “I know many may not understand it. I hope they respect it, in the sense that it is my decision. It’s incredible, it’s just the way I wanted it.”
And we have to say, watching Barty’s IG timeline makes you very happy too. She golfs, dives everywhere and nowhere and above all has a lot of fun.