World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty’s rise to the top has been truly inspirational, to say the least. Barty briefly shifted her focus from tennis to cricket as she wasn’t getting the desired results. However, the kind of comeback she made at the highest level left numerous tennis fans in awe.
Barty was born in Ipswich, Queensland on April 24, 1996. The Australian started playing tennis at the age of four and had a good start to her junior career. Barty reached a career-high ranking of No. 2 in the world after winning the girls’ singles title at Wimbledon in 2011.
Ashleigh Barty Racquet: All You Need To Know
Ash Barty endorses the Head Graphene 360 Speed MP tennis racquet. However, the racquet she actually uses in the high octane games is different from that one. According to reports, the Madrid Open 2021 finalist uses Head Gravity Pro racquet.
The racquet is 27-inch in length with a head size of 100 sq. inches. The racquet has a 16×19 string pattern and weighs around 314.68 grams.
Barty strings her racquet with a hybrid of HEAD Hawk Touch in the mains and natural gut in the crosses. Barty actually uses a type of racquet which is not very common among the top players who take part in the WTA Tour these days. Most players opt for powerful frames like Pure Drives, Wilson Steam, or HEAD Instinct.
Barty on the other hand follows a different path altogether as her style of play allows the Australian tennis star to generate the required amount of power with a control-oriented racquet.