Former world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty shocked the tennis world when she announced her retirement from the sport in March, less than a month after lifting her third Grand Slam trophy at the Australian Open. But the multi-talented Aussie didn’t stay away from the sport for long after all.
After playing celebrity golf and publishing a series of children’s books, Barty has revealed her next career move: the 26-year-old is partnering with her former coaches Craig Tyzzer and Jason Stoltenberg to form a new tennis academy in Australia.
According to journalist Courtney Walsh, Barty will take on a lead mentoring role at the elite academy—and the timing is perfect, with national tennis interest at a peak following Barty’s reign at the top of women’s tennis.