The first racket of the women’s ranking, Ashleigh Barty, unexpectedly came with a pretty strange decision. The Australian announced her retirement from sports.
The 25-year-old representative of Australia said that she would now go “for new dreams.” She previously retired in 2014 but resumed performing in 2016.
The WTA’s leader of 2021 and recent number 1 seemed to be only on her way to new heights. With three Grand Slams in her career, Ashleigh Barty also won 15 WTA titles.
According to the rules, the renewed WTA rankings will be moved by one position for every athlete. So, the Polish tennis player Iga Swiatek will be the new #1. Want to know more about tennis and don’t miss the important news? Subscribe to tabletennisfansite.com and receive the latest updates to your email.