PARIS (Reuters) - Factbox on Australia’s Ashleigh Barty, who beat Czech Republic’s Marketa Vondrousova 6-1 6-3 in the French Open final on Saturday:
Born: April 24, 1996 in Ipswich, Australia (age 23)
Grand Slam titles: 1 (French Open 2019)
Began playing tennis aged five when parents Robert and Josie introduced her to the sport.
*After starting her career on the ITF circuit in Australia in 2010, she played her first WTA qualifying event at the U.S. Open the following year.
*Claimed four singles titles and two doubles titles on the ITF circuit in 2012.
*Won one WTA doubles title and reached three Grand Slam doubles finals with Casey Dellacqua in 2013 (Australian Open, Wimbledon, U.S. Open). Captured two ITF doubles titles.
*After winning another WTA doubles title in 2014, she took a break from tennis following the U.S. Open and had a successful stint at the Brisbane Heat cricket team in the Women’s Big Bash League, before returning in 2016.
*Broke into the top 20 in 2017, clinching her first WTA singles title at Kuala Lumpur as a qualifier. She reached two more singles finals, at Birmingham and Wuhan, before becoming Australia’s number one player.
*Won her second and third WTA singles titles at Nottingham and Zhuhai to finish 2018 ranked 15 in the world. Claimed four more doubles titles.
*Sealed her first title of 2019 at Miami in March before clinching her maiden Grand Slam at the French Open.
Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru, editing by Ed Osmond