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Tennis Star Ashleigh Barty Shocks Sports World, Retires at 25

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Tennis Star Ashleigh Barty Shocks Sports World, Retires at 25

Tennis Star Ashleigh Barty Shocks Sports World, Retires at 25

Tennis Star Ashleigh Barty , Shocks Sports World, Retires at 25.

Tennis Star Ashleigh Barty , Shocks Sports World, Retires at 25.

CNN reports Ashleigh Barty, the tennis star renowned as one of the most gifted in recent memory, .

Has shocked the sports world by announcing her retirement at the age of 25.

Barty's powerful groundstrokes and backhands had made her nearly unstoppable.

Barty's powerful groundstrokes and backhands had made her nearly unstoppable.

Her prowess was on full display at the Australian Open earlier this year, when she didn't lose one set prior to taking the championship.

Her prowess was on full display at the Australian Open earlier this year, when she didn't lose one set prior to taking the championship.

Last year's victory at Wimbledon was also an impressive display of talent.

Last year's victory at Wimbledon was also an impressive display of talent.

Though she's experienced great success in tennis, Barty says retirement has been on her mind for "a long time.".

Though she's experienced great success in tennis, Barty says retirement has been on her mind for "a long time.".

Wimbledon last year changed a lot for me as a person and for me as an athlete.

, Ashleigh Barty, via statement, as reported by CNN.

Wimbledon last year changed a lot for me as a person and for me as an athlete.

, Ashleigh Barty, via statement, as reported by CNN.

To be able to win Wimbledon, which was my dream, the one true dream that I wanted in tennis, that really changed my perspective.

, Ashleigh Barty, via statement, as reported by CNN.

To be able to win Wimbledon, which was my dream, the one true dream that I wanted in tennis, that really changed my perspective.

, Ashleigh Barty, via statement, as reported by CNN.

Barty now becomes only the second female tennis star to call it quits while ranked as the world's top player.

Justine Henin did the same in 2008.

Barty now becomes only the second female tennis star to call it quits while ranked as the world's top player.

Justine Henin did the same in 2008.

Surely, Barty will be remembered as one of the sport's most talented stars, finishing her young career with 15 titles.

Surely, Barty will be remembered as one of the sport's most talented stars, finishing her young career with 15 titles.

Surely, Barty will be remembered as one of the sport's most talented stars, finishing her young career with 15 titles


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