BRISBANE, Australia — World No. 1-ranked Ash Barty has announced her retirement from tennis at the age of 25.
Barty said in an emotional video posted Wednesday on social media: “I wasn’t quite sure of how I was gonna do this … it’s hard to say … I’m so happy and I’m so ready. I just know at the moment in my heart for me as a person this is right.”
The announcement comes less than two months after she won her home Australian Open, her third Grand Slam singles title.
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