World tennis No.1 Ashleigh Barty announces retirement

World number one Ashleigh Barty stunned the tennis world Wednesday by announcing her early retirement from the sport at the age of just 25

Barty dropped the bombshell weeks after becoming the first home-grown champion of the Australian Open in 44 years

Today is difficult and filled with emotion for me as I announce my retirement from tennis," she said in a video posted on Instagram.

source : moneycontrol

In the tearful video message with her close friend and former doubles partner Casey Dellacqua, Ashleigh Barty said she was "thankful for everything this sport has given me"

Barty has been world number one for more than two years and retires after winning three Grand Slam singles titles

World tennis No.1 Ashleigh Barty won the French Open in 2019, Wimbledon in 2021 and the Australian Open this year.