Ash Barty reveals her ‘unfinished business’ with Serena Williams
- Former World No 1 Ashleigh Barty has stated that she has unresolved business with Serena Williams
- The three Grand Slam champion shocked the Tennis World when she announced her retirement while she was on top of her Tennis career.
- The 26-year-old years has played Serena Williams twice in her career, and Williams beat her on both occasions
Ash Barty has opened up about her unresolved issues with Serena Williams, revealing that she would have liked one more match against the retiring American tennis superstar.
Barty made this revelation while speaking publicly about the topic for the first time.
‘The first [time] I was a very young girl who was intimidated,’ said Barty.
‘The second time I thought I had a chance and I did. But the way that she plays and her greatness was too good for me.
‘I would have loved to have challenged myself one last time. That’s my competitive spirit, and me learning from the experiences that I had.
Serena Williams to retire after the US Open
Williams, who is 40 years old and has won 23 grand slam titles, has declared that she will end her career in the sport of tennis after the US Open, which will take place in September.
Barty, who is 26 years old, surprised everyone by announcing her retirement from tennis five months ago.
Throughout their careers, they only competed against one another twice, and on both occasions, Serena emerged victorious.
Williams prevailed against Barty, then a teenager, in the finals of the Australian Open in 2014. She won in straight sets, 6-2 and 2-1, and then went on to defeat the Australian golden child in the finals of the French Open in 2018.
After taking the opening set 6-3, Barty was defeated in three sets in their second encounter, which was a far more competitive match and reflected how much she had improved since their first meeting.
Barty stated in an interview that she did not have any regrets regarding her playing career but that she would be open to having another match against Williams to attempt to get her revenge.
Ash Barty made the surprising revelation about her new work title earlier in the week. Barty is now employed by one of the largest firms in Australia.
She has recently been promoted to the position of Chief of Inspiration at Optus. Barty has been incredibly busy since she unexpectedly announced her retirement in March, just after she won the Australian Open in a Cinderella fashion.
Ash Barty’s Wedding
The former tennis superstar, now retired, recently wedded her longtime lover Garry Kissick.
Earlier this month, the couple tied the knot in a small, intimate ceremony in Queensland.
During an accomplished career on the WTA tour, Barty rose to the top of the women’s tennis rankings to claim the No. 1 spot.
Her three championships at the Grand Slam tournaments are the French Open in 2020, Roland Garros Wimbledon in 2021, and the Australian Open this year, which she won in her native country.
In March, she decided to end her career as a professional tennis player.
On Saturday night, Barty uploaded a picture from her wedding day Instagram account and captioned it with the words “husband & wife.”
The 26-year-old is also doing finishing touches on her autobiography, which is scheduled to go up for preorder in November.