“Lucy Was My North Star” – Ashleigh Barty draws inspiration from her niece for her next project


The old world number. 1, Ashleigh Barty, announced her retirement from the sport last month. She stayed at the top for 121 weeks before deciding to say goodbye to the sport. Barty has now tested the waters of different quarries. She even won a local golf tournament in Brisbane.

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Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia – January 25, 2022 Ashleigh Barty of Australia celebrates her quarter-final victory over Jessica Pegula of the United States REUTERS/Morgan Sette

However, her fans did not expect her to decide to write a children’s book, although she had considered this option earlier.

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A new revelation from Ashleigh Barty

Ashleigh Barty has announced her next move after announcing she will be retiring from professional tennis. She has published a series of children’s books. Barty’s new series would be called “Little Ash”. He would be based on the three-time Grand Slam winner and former world number one. 1 Barty’s real-life experiences on and off the tennis court.

She says, “The project was so much fun and something I’ve always wanted to do. We all know Ashleigh Barty is very close to her niece Lucy. Barty’s inspiration for the books has been the same.

August 20, 2021; Mason, Ohio, USA; Ashleigh Barty (AUS) returns a shot during her match against Barbora Krejcikova (CZE not pictured) during the Western & Southern Open at the Lindner Family Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Susan Mullane – USA TODAY Sports

She stated, “Lucy was my North Star. She is the perfect age to understand stories and plots and read chapter books. Being able to read it to him will be great and going all the way to readings for rural kids is something I want to be really hands on.

Barty in the future

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The six-book Little Ash series would be written and illustrated by First Nations creators Jasmin McGaughey and Jade Goodwin. They will be available for sale in July. The publisher, HarperCollins, has already begun promoting the book. Not only that, Barty would take a step forward and release a memoir later in 2022.

Ashleigh, after announcing her retirement, decided to remove her name from the WTA rankings, leading Iga Swiatek to become world number 1. 1. Ashleigh Barty has been active in various outlooks like golf, cricket and also the AFLW. Thus, his announcement of the release of a series of children’s books came as a shock to his fans.

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However, Barty’s contribution will motivate little kids around the world to chase their dreams and learn from the ups and downs of one of the best tennis players in the world.

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