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Ash Barty Talks Chasing Dreams, Grand Slams And Staying True To Yourself

The 23-year-old tennis superstar from Queensland topped off an incredible 2019 with a world number one ranking. Future Women meets her.

By Natalie Cornish

Leadership

The 23-year-old tennis superstar from Queensland topped off an incredible 2019 with a world number one ranking. Future Women meets her.

By Natalie Cornish

When Ash Barty looks back on 2019, she will no doubt do so with a smile. “It has been an incredible year,” she tells Future Women. “I am so proud of my team and I for what we have achieved.”

In case you haven’t been following Barty’s meteoric rise to the top of the tennis world, we’ll recap those achievements. The 23-year-old tennis player, and face of Rado watches, from Ipswich in Queensland is now ranked world number one – only the second Australian woman to hold the title since Evonne Goolagong Cawley in 1976 (more on her later).

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Rado Watches is a proud supporter of Ash Barty, through its YoungStars programme. To mark Barty’s world number one ranking at the age of just 23, they have created the 36 mm Rado HyperChrome Ashleigh Barty Limited Edition. Find out more here.

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