The 2022 Australian Open was the second and final tournament the Queenslander played and won that year – before announcing her retirement after taking a 21-month hiatus from late 2014.
Barty clinched both the singles and doubles titles with Storm Hunter (ex-Sanders) in Adelaide before prevailing at Melbourne Park.
Barty has repeatedly made it clear that this second retirement is different from her first, only dismissing all comeback suggestions in November when she published her autobiography. my dream time.
She still ends up with an impressive résumé on the court, including being the year-end No. 1 for three consecutive years (2019-21) and taking first place for fourth-longest streak (114 straight weeks) and seventh-biggest overall (121 ).
Barty also reached three Grand Slam doubles finals alongside Casey Dellacqua, winning 15 singles titles, another 12 in doubles and nearly $24 million in career prize money.
Asked about a possible return to tennis during a visit to Melbourne Park in November 2022, Barty said: “I’m done”.
Barty recalled uttering the words “never say never” about a comeback to the sport earlier in the year, and Barty’s response was clear.
“Never! I’m done… No, no, no,” she said.
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