Shock: Ashleigh Barty suddenly retired while holding the top tennis position in the world
(Sports news, tennis news) At the top of the WTA women’s singles rankings, Ashleigh Barty made a decision that surprised everyone.
During the past 18 years, the top of the ATP men’s singles rankings belonged to only 4 players (Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, Murray) and now has Daniil Medvedev. Unlike the men’s content, the number 1 women’s singles continuously changed hands in the same period.
WTA sends thanks to Barty’s contributions
During the past two decades (since 2002) there have been a total of 21 female tennis players taking turns holding the world No. After the heyday of Serena William (USA) with a total of 319 weeks at No. 1, Ashleigh Barty (Australia) appeared and kept 119 weeks on the “top” of the rankings. WTAand is having 114 consecutive weeks to hold the top spot.
Barty is the 7th WTA player to hold the No. 1 position for the longest time in WTA Tour history, behind Steffi Graf (377 weeks), Martina Navratilova (332), Serena Williams (319), Chris Evert (260), Martina Hingis (209) and Monica Seles (178).
Just like the Serena Williams era often did not have a worthy opponent, Barty if played at the right level, it is difficult for any contemporary female tennis player to beat her. But on March 22, the Australian tennis player announced his retirement at the most beautiful age tennis (25) and is gaining the number 1 position in the world. In an interview with former teammate Casey Dellacqua, the number one tennis player in the women’s singles world said this “heavenly” thing.
“This is the first time I have to say this, yes, it was difficult to start. But I feel happy, I am ready to make a decision. I have no motivation to work out physically, emotionally. and everything needed to stay competitive.
I have had enough experience. I have told my team many times that I am out of motivation and passion to play. I’ve given everything I can to the game and I’m happy with that,” Barty said.
“I know people will be surprised at the reason I give. I accept it. Because I have many other dreams to pursue. I still love tennis. It has always been an important part of my life, but now I want to enjoy life as Ashleigh Barty, not tennis player Ash Barty,” Barty retired to pursue a new hobby and passion. .
Barty has a record of 305 wins, 102 losses in singles and 200 wins, 64 losses in doubles, the total prize money won is up to 23,829,071 USD.
It is rare for any tennis player to retire while at the peak of his career like Barty, but the player who is about to turn 26 still makes a decision because he simply runs out of passion.
According to the National Assembly (Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Magazine)
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