Ashleigh Barty happy to retire from tennis, currently she has no plans for golf

Ashleigh Barty has no regrets about retiring from tennis as well as doesn't plan to start playing golf professionally

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Ashleigh Barty, former world No.1 tennis star, retired from tennis only at the age of 25. She has no regrets about the early retirement as well as doesn't plan to start playing golf professionally. There was speculation that she might start playing golf. But she clears all the doubts, saying she has no plans for that.

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Ashleigh Barty happy to retire from tennis, currently she has no plans for golf. Image- Story Pivot

At the time of her retirement, Ashleigh Barty was the number 1 tennis star in the world. She has recently won the Australian Open women's singles title. Suddenly, 25-year old Barty decided to say goodbye to the professional tennis just two month after claiming her third Grand Slam titles. At such a young age, Aussie tennis star's decision has surprised the entire sports world.

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There was speculation that she might become a professional golfer in April by signing up for a series of exhibition tournaments. There will be 23 other celebrities from the world of sport. But she clears all the doubts, saying she has no plans for that.

"I have no regrets about retiring. Not one. I knew it was the right time for me. It was what I wanted to do," She told The Guardian in an interview on Monday. "And yeah, it's been incredible. It's been everything that I ever wanted." She added.

Barty has achieved a lot in her short career. Only at the age of 25, she has topped the world tennis rankings and holds three Grand Slam trophies. Winning the French Open in 2019 was the first Grand Slam of her career. She has won Wimbledon in 2021 and won the Australian Open in early 2022. The Australian also won a bronze medal in mixed doubles at the Tokyo Olympics. In addition to the Grand Slam, her trophy cabinet has a 15 singles titles and 12 doubles titles.

Ashleigh Barty happy to retire from tennis, currently she has no plans for golf | Tennis News | Sportz Point

Ashleigh Barty with her Australian Open 2022 women's singles trophy. Image- India Today

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Barty plays off a handicap of four at her golf club in Queensland and is engaged to a trainee professional. But later she said, she plays only for fun as golf is her hobby.

"Golf is a hobby and it always will be. I know what it takes to get to the very top of any sport, and I don't have the desire or want to do the work required."

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