Ashleigh Barty returning to Tennis? Here's what the former World no.1 player said

Ashleigh Barty, the world's number one tennis player, shocked the tennis world when she announced her retirement at the age of 25.

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Pritha Ghosh
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Ashleigh Barty, the world's number one tennis player, shocked the tennis world when she announced her retirement at the age of 25 on 23rd March, Wednesday. In an Instagram video, Barty expressed her gratitude for "everything this sport has given me" before announcing that it was the "right" time for her to put her "racquets down."

Nevertheless, the Australian tennis star, who has previously demonstrated her remarkable skills in the Women's Big Bash League, quit as the world's top-ranked tennis player after more than two years at the top.

"I want to be remembered as Serena Williams"- Ashleigh Barty

However, in the last several hours, shocking news has occurred that drastically changes the scenario. "Yes, I have second thoughts," the Australian tennis player said on a podcast about her return to the court.

"In retrospect, my retirement was a bad decision. I have decided that I will return to tennis. Starting from the grass swing, with the intention to be competitive for Wimbledon. My goal is to win the US Open and complete the career grand Slam, and become the GOAT of women's tennis," she reiterated.

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"I want to be remembered as Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Steffi Graff and all the other great champions. I'll be back to play!" the three-time Grand Slam champion concluded.

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