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Sat Jun 8, 2019, 11:52 AM

French Open winner Ashleigh Barty is a descendant of the the Ngarigo people

Ashleigh was born on 24 April 1996 to Josie and Robert Barty. Her father works in the government.[3] Through a great-grandmother on her paternal side, she is descended from the Ngarigo people of the border between Victoria and New South Wales. She identifies as an Indigenous Australian and has said "My heritage is really important to me".[4] Her mother works as a radiographer and is the daughter of English immigrants.[5] Barty grew up in Springfield, a suburb of Ipswich in Queensland and attended Woodcrest State College throughout her upbringing.[6][7] She has two older sisters named Sara and Ali.[8] Besides tennis, Barty also played netball as a child, but decided to focus on tennis because she "thought [netball] was a girls' game"[8] and because her sisters were better than her at that sport.[9] She did not play cricket while growing up.[10]


She's having a great year to date

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