Blue ribbon in the Barty house! The former Australian world No. 1 became a mother to little Hayden. The announcement was made via social media with a beautiful photo of the newborn. Congratulations to Ash and dad Garry Kissick.
It’s a boy! Congratulations Ash and Garry 💙 pic.twitter.com/BOgnbr29hI
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We recall that Ash retired from number 1 after winning the 2022 Australian Open, breaking a very long fast for a tennis player at home at the Down Under Slam. There was repeated talk of a possible return given the withdrawal that took place at such a young age. Barty now turns to cricket for fun, another passion of hers and a sport very popular in Australia.