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.