To celebrate Ashleigh Barty on the day of her retirement, here are 25 things the 25-year-old Australian achieved in her incredible professional tennis career:

In 2019, she became the first Australian woman (or man) to win Roland Garros since 1973. Margaret Court won it that year.

In 2021, she became the first Australian woman to win Wimbledon since 1980. Evonne Goolagong won it that year.

This year, she became the first Australian woman (or man) to win the Australian Open since 1978. Chris O’Neil won it that year.

By winning the Australian Open this year, she became one of just five active players to have won a Grand Slam title on hard, grass and clay. The other four: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams.

She’s one of only six women in the Open Era to win their first three Grand Slam finals. Monica Seles won her first six, Naomi Osaka has won her first four and Virginia Wade, Lindsay Davenport and Jennifer Capriati all won their first three.

She was the second Australian woman to reach No. 1 in WTA rankings history. The first was Goolagong, who spent two weeks at the top spot from April 26 to May 9, 1976—almost 20 years before Barty was born.

This week is her 113th consecutive week at No. 1, the fourth-longest streak at No. 1 in WTA rankings history. The only longer streaks belong to Steffi Graf (186 weeks between 1987 and 1991), Serena (also 186 weeks from 2013 to 2016) and Martina Navratilova (156 weeks from 1982 to 1985).

This week is her 120th career week at No. 1, the seventh-most in WTA rankings history. She trails only Graf (377), Navratilova (332), Serena (319), Chris Evert (260), Martina Hingis (209) and Seles (178).

She was the year-end No. 1 in 2019, 2020 and 2021. She's just the fifth woman in WTA rankings history to finish three straight years at No. 1, after Evert, Navratilova, Graf and Serena.

She won 15 career WTA titles. After her three majors, her next-biggest titles were one WTA Finals title (2019), three WTA 1000s (Miami in 2019, then Miami and Cincinnati in 2021) and five WTA 500s (Birmingham in 2019, Adelaide in 2020, Melbourne and Stuttgart in 2021 and Adelaide in 2022).

She also won 12 career WTA doubles titles. Her biggest doubles title was one major, coincidentally the only one she was missing in singles—the US Open in 2018 with CoCo Vandeweghe.

She reached No. 5 in doubles, too. That was in 2018.

She was an Olympic bronze medalist. She won the bronze medal in mixed doubles at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics with countryman John Peers.

Barty won 9 of her last 10 finals, 12 of her last 13 matches against Top 10 players and 28 of her last 31 matches in Australia.

Barty won 9 of her last 10 finals, 12 of her last 13 matches against Top 10 players and 28 of her last 31 matches in Australia.


She finishes her career on an 11-match, 22-set winning streak. In her first match of 2022 she trailed Coco Gauff in Adelaide, 6-4, 4-2, but dug that one out, 4-6, 7-5, 6-1, and didn’t lose another set en route to the title there, nor en route to the Australian Open title. She didn’t even face a set point in any of those 22 sets in a row.

She won 9 of her last 10 finals. And 12 of her last 14, and 14 of her last 17.

She won 12 of her last 13 matches against Top 10 players. That stretch dates back to the 2019 WTA Finals, the only blemish coming against No. 7-ranked Aryna Sabalenka in the 2021 Madrid final.

She won 17 of her last 18 matches against Top 20 players. That stretch dates back to the start of 2021, again, only losing to Sabalenka.

She won 22 of her last 23 matches against Top 30 players. This one dates back to the 2021 Australian Open (the loss: Sabalenka).

She won 28 of her last 31 matches in Australia. She won four of the last seven events she played on home soil, including the big one this year.

She held 90 of the last 93 service games of her career. From 6-4, 4-2 down against Gauff in Adelaide, she held 63 service games in a row until getting broken by Amanda Anisimova in the fourth round of the Australian Open—she then got broken twice by Danielle Collins in the final.

She's the first three-time Grand Slam champion from Australia since Goolagong. Five other Australians—Rod Laver, John Newcombe, Ken Rosewall, Court and Goolagong—have won three or more majors in the Open Era, all in the first 12 years of the Open Era between 1968 and 1980.

She’s one of only three women in the last 20 years to win the Australian Open without dropping a set. Maria Sharapova did it in 2008, and Serena did it in 2017.

She won two of the last three Grand Slams. She won 16 of her last 17 matches at the majors, and the only loss could have gone either way, too—she led Shelby Rogers 5-2 in the third set of their third-round clash at the US Open last year before falling to the American, 6-2, 1-6, 7-6 (5).

She’s the highest-earning Australian tennis player of all time, male or female. She finishes her career with $23,829,070 in prize money. Lleyton Hewitt is the only other Australian to have surpassed $20 million ($20,889,965).

She’s just the second reigning No. 1 to retire in WTA rankings history. Justine Henin did the same in 2008... then came out of retirement in 2010.