Tennis champion Ash Barty reveals future career plans after shock retirement

Tennis champion Ash Barty reveals future career plans after shock retirement: ‘So many other ways I wanted to contribute’

Ash Barty has offered a glimpse at what her life after tennis may look like.

The tennis superstar told The Herald Sun on Friday that he hopes to work with children in some way.

‘There were so many other interests during my career that I had,’ she said.

Ash Barty (pictured) has offered a glimpse at what her life after tennis may look like.  The tennis superstar told The Herald Sun on Friday that he hopes to work with children in some way

Ash Barty (pictured) has offered a glimpse at what her life after tennis may look like. The tennis superstar told The Herald Sun on Friday that he hopes to work with children in some way

‘So many other ways I wanted to contribute. It’s allowed me to fully commit and be fully engrossed in what comes next. That’s what excites me the most.

‘That curiosity is back and the spark is back to see how else I can impact other people’s lives’ Ash continued.

‘That’s what life is about, particularly the kids, and being able to impact them in a positive way.’

'There were so many other interests during my career that I had,' she said.  'That's what life is about, particularly the kids, and being able to impact them in a positive way'

‘There were so many other interests during my career that I had,’ she said. ‘That’s what life is about, particularly the kids, and being able to impact them in a positive way’

The 26-year-old declared in March that she would be putting down her racquet to ‘chase other dreams’ just six months after claiming the title at Wimbledon.

Barty announced her retirement in an emotional video revealing she was physically and emotionally ‘spent’.

The athlete appeared upset as she revealed she wanted to ‘chase other dreams’.

‘It’s the first time I’ve said it out loud, so it’s hard to say but I’m so happy and I’m so ready,’ she explained in the video in which she was joined by former doubles partner and good friend Casey Dellacqua.

The athlete appeared visibly upset as she revealed she was physically and emotionally 'spent' and wanted to 'chase other dreams' in an emotional video announcing her retirement in March

The athlete appeared visibly upset as she revealed she was physically and emotionally ‘spent’ and wanted to ‘chase other dreams’ in an emotional video announcing her retirement in March

‘I know I’ve done this before but in a very different feeling and I’m so grateful of what tennis has given me, all of my dreams plus more but I know the time is right now for me to step away and to put the rackets down.’

Barty grabbed the world No.1 spot on June 24, 2019, and never relinquished it with high finishes in Grand Slams for the next two-and-a-half years.

Following her departure, she’s been focusing on her personal life and married Australian professional golfer Garry Kissick in July after five years of dating.

Barty grabbed the world No.1 spot on June 24, 2019, and never relinquished it with high finishes in Grand Slams for the next two-and-a-half years

Barty grabbed the world No.1 spot on June 24, 2019, and never relinquished it with high finishes in Grand Slams for the next two-and-a-half years

She is building a multi-million dollar mega-mansion in Ipswich, increasing her burgeoning property portfolio, and has signed endorsement deals with Jaguar, Vegemite, Fila, Rado, and Uber Eats.

‘I have lived in the Springfield area my entire life and mum and dad have lived there for their entire lives. My sisters are not far away. We are excited that we are in our new place. It’s beautiful,’ Barty recently told the Courier Mail.

The animal lover added that it was important for her that their four beloved dogs Rudy, Maxi, Affie and Chino have space to run around in the new home.

Barty earned US$23.8 million (AU$37.75 million) in prize money and millions more in sponsorships, making her the 14th best-paid female player in history.

Following her departure, she's been focusing on her personal life and married Australian professional golfer Garry Kissick (left) in July after five years of dating

Following her departure, she’s been focusing on her personal life and married Australian professional golfer Garry Kissick (left) in July after five years of dating

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