Ashleigh Barty

Barty in 2017, photo by katatonia82/

Birth Name: Ashleigh Jacinta Barty

Place of Birth: Ipswich, Queensland, Australia

Date of Birth: 24 April, 1996

*father – Ngarigo Aboriginal Australian, other
*mother – English

Ashleigh Barty is an Australian professional tennis player and cricketer. She was ranked No. 1 in the world in singles by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA), and held the ranking for 121 weeks overall. She has been a top-10 in doubles, and is a three-time Grand Slam singles champion, and a major doubles champion.

She is the daughter of Josie and Robert Barty. Her father was raised in Bowen, a rural North Queensland town, where he became a Queensland and Australian representative in golf, and worked for the State Library of Queensland. He is of Ngarigo Aboriginal heritage. Ashleigh’s paternal great-grandmother was Ngaragu, the Aboriginal people of southern New South Wales and northeastern Victoria. Ashleigh’s mother was a state representative for Queensland in golf, and a radiographer. Ashleigh’s maternal grandparents were English.

Ashleigh is the National Indigenous Tennis Ambassador for Tennis Australia. She was raised in Springfield, a suburb of Ipswich, Queensland. She is married to professional golfer Garry Kissick.



Curious about ethnicity

1 Response

  1. andrew says:

    Aussie media have stretched too much her Indigenous ancestry.

    It’s odd because it’s supposed to come from her father’s side, but he looks white (unless it’s her stepfather). I guess she is no more than 1/16 Aboriginal or so.

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