Ashleigh Barty recently announced her retirement from tennis but she keeps winning as this weekend she won a ladies golf event in Australia. Barty, a former three-time Grand Slam champion, participated at the Brookwater Golf and Country Club ladies event on Saturday.
For her victory, Barty netted a total of 30 Australian dollars in prize money. Jokes aside, Barty is a big sports lover and it is no secret that she loves to play and compete for fun. When Barty announced her retirement, reporters wanted to know whether there was chance of seeing her try another sport such as golf, cricket or Australian Rules football.
“I’ve seen some brilliant Photoshops as a jockey, lawn bowls, I’ve seen a little bit. I love sport. I’m a sport nut. Like a lot of Australians are, I will be glued to it. I’ve always been an athlete in a sense of trying different things.
But we will see how we go,” Barty answered.
Barty on why she decided to retire at 25
"There was a perspective shift in me in this second phase of my career that my happiness wasn't dependant on the results. Success for me is knowing that I've given everything that I can, I'm fulfilled, I'm happy," Barty said in a conversation with Casey Dellacqua.
"I know much work it takes to bring the best out of yourself. I've said it to my team multiple times, I just don't have it in me anymore. I don't have the physical drive, the emotional want, and everything it takes to challenge yourself at the very top of the level anymore.
I just know that I'm absolutely spent. I know I have physically I have nothing more to give. That for me is success. I've given eveything I can to this beautiful sport of tennis. I'm really happy with that. For me that is my success."