Ash Barty shares strange job title as she takes new role after sudden tennis retirement. Check out her new job and Retirement in this article

Ashleigh Barty : New Job | Retirement | Optus |Books

Ashleigh Barty AO is an Australian retired professional tennis player and cricketer.

Ashleigh Barty : New Job | Retirement | Optus |Books

Born 24 April 1996 (age 26)
Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
Height 1.66 m (5 ft 5 in)
Turned pro April 2010
Retired March 2022
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)

She was the second Australian tennis player to be ranked No. 1 in the world in singles by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) after fellow Indigenous Australian Evonne Goolagong Cawley, holding the ranking for 121 weeks overall.

She was also a top-10 player in doubles, having achieved a career-high ranking of No. 5 in the world.

Barty is a three-time Grand Slam singles champion, and the reigning champion at the Australian Open.

She is also a Grand Slam doubles champion, having won the 2018 US Open with CoCo Vandeweghe. Barty won 15 singles titles and 12 doubles titles on the WTA Tour.

Ash Barty new job

Three-time grand slam champion and Australian golden girl Ash Barty has taken a different career path with communications giant Optus.

The Queenslander won the Australian open this year before stunning the sporting world by announcing her sudden retirement aged 25.

Ashleigh Barty : New Job | Retirement | Optus |Books

At the time Barty said that she was leaving professional tennis, while world number one, to pursue other life goals.

Barty, a talented golfer before focusing on tennis, played at St Andrews ahead of the 150th Open Championship sparking rumours of a professional change of sport.

However, she has now taken on a very different job role as chief of inspiration at Australian company Optus.


Ashleigh Barty has stunned the world of tennis by announcing her retirement from tennis at the age of 25, just two months after her third Grand Slam success at the Australian Open.

The Australian made the shock announcement on social media on Wednesday, saying she was leaving to pursue other life goals: “I’m so happy and I’m so ready,” she said to Casey Dellacqua in an interview. “And I just know at the moment in my heart, for me as a person, this is right.

“I know I’ve done this before but in a very different feeling. I’m so grateful to everything that tennis has given me.

It’s given me all of my dreams, plus more, but I know that the time is right now for me to step away and chase other dreams and to put the rackets down.”


Optus has announced Ash Barty as its chief of inspiration, her first new partnership since her retirement from professional tennis in March. 

Ashleigh Barty : New Job | Retirement | Optus |Books

The partnership will see Barty feature in a mix of content initiatives, employee engagement programs and community-focused campaigns aimed at connecting Australians together and inspiring them to say “yes” to their dreams, goals, and ambitions. 

Optus’ CEO Kelly Bayer Rosmarin believes Barty epitomises the brand’s values and that the partnership will demonstrate the power of Yes to all Australians. 

“At Optus, we pride ourselves on our role in keeping Australians connected to what matters most – from everyday life through to times of national crisis, we support communities and businesses to thrive in the digital age.

“Ash is a true Australian icon and role model – her performance on the courts epitomised a challenger spirit, determination and strength, while her community work has demonstrated the power of optimism in action,” she said.

Ash barty books

Just weeks after the three-time Grand Slam winner confirmed her retirement from professional tennis in March, the former world No 1 announced that would write a six-book “Little Ash” series with some of it based on her real-life experiences and her family.

And now the release date for the “fun and relatable” series has been confirmed for July with the Australian making the announcement on social media.

Ashleigh Barty : New Job | Retirement | Optus |Books

“I’ve been working on something special that I’m excited to share with you! Coming in July, Little Ash is a series of books for young readers aged five and up,” she said in an Instagram post.

“Reading to my nieces and nephew is something I love to do, and seeing their little faces light up when we read a book they love is magic. With First Nations writer Jasmin McGaughey and illustrator Jade Goodwin, I’ve created Little Ash to be fun and relatable for all kids.

“Supporting kids’ education is something I’m passionate about and if I can help encourage new readers that will make me very happy.

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