Ashleigh Barty with Gary Kissick.
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Ashleigh Barty had another milestone moment in a whirlwind 2022, as the recently-retired champion announced her marriage to partner Garry Kissick.
Barty, the year-end World No.1 for the last three seasons, posted a wedding photo alongside Kissick to Instagram on Saturday with the caption "Husband & Wife."
The pair got engaged at the end of last year and had already set designs on a 2022 wedding even before Barty claimed this year's first singles major on home soil at the 2022 Australian Open.
Barty won her third Grand Slam singles title in February, thrilling her compatriots by becoming the first Australian woman to capture that trophy since Chris O'Neil in 1978.
That proved to be Barty's final tournament, as she announced her retirement from professional tennis in March while still at the World No.1 spot of the WTA singles rankings.
In less than half a year since then, Barty has been feted in her home country, receiving the Officer of the Order of Australia title for her services to sport and youth development programs.
The very next day, Barty took part in the eighth edition of the nationally-televised Big Freeze, where she and other celebrities plunge down a water slide in costume to raise awareness and funds to fight Motor Neurone Disease.
In one of their most recent adventures, Barty and Kissick attended the 150th Open Championship, the year's final men's golf major event, at the prestigious St. Andrews Old Course in Scotland earlier this month.
Women’s world number one Ashleigh Barty raced away to a 6-0, 6-0 ‘double bagel’ at the Australian Open even as Spanish great Rafael Nadal’s injured back didn’t slow his bid for a record 21st Grand Slam title on Tuesday. Mayar Sherif became the
Melbourne: Britain’s Cameron Norrie will be exploring every avenue in preparation for his Australian Open third-round clash against World No. 2 Rafael Nadal – and countryman Andy Murray might be getting a phone call as a result.
World number two Rafael Nadal kept his dream of a record 21st Grand Slam title alive on Saturday with a testing win over Cameron Norrie in an Australian Open battle of the left-handers.
World number one Ashleigh Barty and 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams will spearhead the two WTA tournaments in Melbourne ahead of the Australian Open, with the top 32-ranked women split evenly across the simultaneous events,
Currently, Babar is placed at the top with 818 rating points, however, India's Suryakumar Yadav is not far behind as he has 805 rating points. Last week, he stood at 816 points, just two points shy of Babar.
The tournament will be held over the weekend of Feb.18-19, 2023 at Zayed City Sports Stadium, an iconic landmark in Abu Dhabi and the largest multi-purpose sports venue in the UAE.
The 73-year-old was on his way back home from Cape Town to Despatch in Eastern Cape, after a golf weekend when the tragic incident took place. Three others were also killed in the crash.