Ash Barty retirement leaves Tennis Australia with $100m battle
Tennis Australia (TA) had hoped to cash in on the ratings bonanza that was the 2022 Australian Open but Ash Barty retired
Negotiations between Seven and TA may have been interesting, but the departure of Barty from their tennis rights contract has significantly damaged TA’s position.
TA had a five-year contract with Channel 9 worth $60 million for the Australian Open broadcast rights
Barty’s triumph over Danielle Collins was a huge success for Channel 9