Ash Barty won’t be at the Australian Open to play this season but she will be on hand to mentor the next generation at Melbourne Park.
Twelve months ago, Barty claimed the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup, ending 44-years between an Aussies woman winning the home title, a streak dating back to Chris O’Neill in 1978.
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It’s been a huge year since as Barty retired from tennis and transitioned away from her on-court career.
In 2022, Barty married her long-time partner Garry Kissick, release children’s books, an autobiography and seemingly enjoyed life including several golf trips around the world.
But although she’s not back as a player, Barty will be back in the tennis fold after it was revealed she would mentor young Aussie Olivia…