Andy Murray, Sania Mirza, Simona Halep & others pay tribute to Ashleigh Barty following her retirement

World No. 1 made a shocking announcement on Wednesday. The 25-year-old played her last match at the Australian Open final.

Ashleigh Barty left the sporting world in shock by announcing her sudden retirement on Wednesday. While everyone was waiting for her comeback after her tremendous run and Australian Open triumph, the 25-year-old surprised the world with her decision.

Barty will be having a press conference tomorrow regarding her decision to retire. Players couldn’t believe the news as everyone was waiting to witness more of her greatness. The sporting fraternity pays tribute wishing her well for life and a happy retirement.

Former doubles World No. 1 and six times Grand Slam champion Sania Mirza from India wishes luck for Barty at her next phase of life. The Indian labelled her an “inspiration” and tweeted, “What a legend Ash Barty…tennis will miss you…unbelievable role model on and off the court…good luck for this next phase.”

Former World No. 1 British professional Andy Murray was also quick to wish the Australian luck. “Happy for Ash Barty gutted for tennis. What a player,” he wrote on his Twitter.

Another former World No. 1 player Simona Halep said she will miss Barty on tour. The Romanian stated that she was in tears because of the news.

Petra Kvitova, Kirsten Flipkens, Karolina Pliskova, Dylan Alcott also shared their emotions for World No. 1.

 

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