Ash Barty has paid particular tribute to her 2021 Wimbledon victory, calling it her “one true dream” as she introduced her retirement from tennis on the age of 25.
The Australian revealed she was retiring in an Instagram video recorded with good friend and former doubles accomplice Casey Dellacqua.
In her video, Barty singled out her 2021 Wimbledon victory because the crowning second of her profession.
She stated: “I’ve had quite a lot of unbelievable moments in my profession which have been pivotal moments.
“Wimbledon final yr modified loads for me as an individual and for me as an athlete if you work so exhausting your complete life for one aim, and I’ve been in a position to share that with so many unbelievable individuals.
“However to have the ability to win Wimbledon, which was my dream, my one true dream that I needed in tennis, that basically modified my perspective.”
Barty’s victory on the All England Membership got here greater than a yr after she broke by way of for her maiden grand slam title at Roland Garros.
She eclipsed Karolina Pliskova 6-3 6-7 (4) 6-3 within the remaining, changing into the primary Australian girl to carry the Venus Rosewater Dish since her idol and mentor, Evonne Goolagong Cawley, in 1980.
Barty, a three-time grand slam singles winner, has held the primary rating for 114 consecutive weeks and leaves the game because the reigning Wimbledon and Australian Open champion.