Prodigious Talent. Fierce Competitor. Proud Australian.
A professional athlete in two sports by the age of 19, Ash’s story is a special one. A true Aussie, she loves her sport, her family and friends and celebrates her Indigenous heritage. She is down to earth, honest, and hardworking.
A Junior Wimbledon champion at 15, Fed Cup representative and 3-time Grand Slam doubles finalist by 17, her on court success was phenomenal though perhaps too fast. At 17 Ash needed some time away from tennis. Fortunately, after a stint in cricket with the Women’s Big Bash League, absence did make the heart grow fonder and with a renewed passion and perspective she returned to the sport she loves. In 2016, Ash made her tennis comeback. Since then, she has had a steady but truly remarkable rise to the top.
2019 was an outstanding year for Ash as she won her maiden Grand Slam singles title at the French Open, secured the Number 1 WTA ranking and led Australia to a Fed Cup Final.
After missing much of the 2020 WTA season due to Covid-19. Ash has had a stellar 2021 starting the year with a win in Melbourne at the Yarra Valley Classic, a Quarter Final finish at the Australian Open and WTA wins at Stuttgart and the Miami Open, where she defended her 2019 title.
Despite having to retire early from the French Open due to injury, Ash made a stunning comeback at Wimbledon by becoming the 2021 Wimbledon ladies’ singles champion, fulfilling her childhood dream and becoming the first Australian woman to win the championship since her mentor Evonne Goolagong Cawley 41 years ago.