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“Huge Loss to Tennis” Fans react to top-ranked Ash Barty’s SHOCK retirement

Tennis fans around the world react to Ash Barty's sudden retirement decision despite being in her prime.

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The tennis World is currently stunned by Ash Barty’s sudden retirement. The Australian World No.1, who just won her 3rd grand slam title a couple of months back, took to social media to announce that she’ll be retiring from professional tennis with immediate effect.

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To put things in perspective, Barty is just 25 years old and was just 1 US Open title away from securing a career slam. Having won 2 out of the last 3 majors, she also was the best player on the women’s circuit currently. She was scheduled to play at Indian Wells and Miami but decided to opt out as she ‘didn’t feel ready’.

Barty also holds the 4th longest streak for being World No.1 and given her recent form, could’ve easy risen up the ladder. What’s more shocking is that Barty revealed she didn’t have the physical drive or emotional want to compete at the highest level anymore.

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Fans left stunned by Ash Barty’s shocking decision

Ash Barty

Fans all around the world expresses their views on her retirement. While some celebrated the Aussie’s career and wished her well, some believed that she’s taking the wrong decision as this not only affects her, but tennis in general.

Also read: ‘You know I have tears right?’ Simona Halep, Karolina Pliskova, Petra Kvitova, and others react to Ash Barty’s shocking retirement announcement

Lakshya Chopra is an aspiring sports writer and enthusiast who covers tennis for FirstSportz. He is currently pursuing his B.Tech (Computer) degree from VIIT, Pune. He is the most passionate guy in the room when it comes to Sports. He is hugely inspired by Rafael Nadal.