Ashleigh Barty, the world number one, has surprised the athletic world by announcing her retirement from professional tennis at the age of 25.
The Australian announced her departure on social media on Wednesday, saying she was departing to “pursue other goals.” She stated that she was “completely depleted” and that “physically I have nothing more to give.” “I’m overjoyed and excited. I simply feel in my heart that this is the correct thing to do for me as a person right now “She stated.
“I recognise that some individuals may not grasp what I’m saying. That’s OK with me. Because I know that Ashleigh Barty the person has so many aspirations she wants to follow after that don’t necessarily include touring the globe, being away from my family, from my home, which is where I’ve always wanted to be.”
Ashleigh Barty won three Grand Slam singles titles, including the Australian Open in January of this year.
She became the first Australian woman or man to win the Australian Open men’s or women’s singles championship in 44 years.
She claims that her accomplishment in becoming the 2021 Wimbledon champion “changed my viewpoint” since, although attaining her highest personal objective in the sport, she felt “not fully fulfilled.”
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