Ashleigh Barty ends the 2022 season in Top 10 in prize money earnings despite early retirement in March

Former World No.1 Ashleigh Barty played only 11 matches in 2022 but that was enough for her to finish in Top 10 in terms of prize money earnings on the WTA Tour.

The 26-years-old Australian started her season with victory in Adelaide and she then added also her third Grand Slam title at the 2022 Australian Open. These two wins granted her $2,271,220 and that was enough for her to rank in Top 10 in terms of prize money.

Iga Swiatek was by far the best player in 2022 and prize money standings show it. The young Pole earned $9,875,525 and no one got anywhere close to her as she's the only player to earn more than $5 million.

Second player in terms of earnings is Ons Jabeur, who collected $4,997,069 and Caroline Garcia ranked third with combined earnings from singles and doubles amounting to $3,729,317.

Ashleigh Barty placed ninth despite playing only 11 matches and finishing her career in March and that certainly shows how good the Australian was before retiring.

Despite many fans wanting her to come back, the Australian provided a clear answer during a recent interview, when she said: “Nope, I’m done. You can never say never but no. No, no, no. I’m done."

“I miss competing and challenging myself against the best of the world but I don’t miss a lot that comes with it,” she added. “I’m still competitive with myself when I train at home. I still try and push myself but there’s no white-line fever any more. And I never really felt like there was this void that needed to be filled in because there was a genuine sense of fulfillment at the end of my career."

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