Barty opens up on her life post-tennis retirement - "I made the right decision"

Ashleigh Barty stunned the tennis world when she announced her retirement from tennis in March, and the 26-year old says she has no regrets leaving the sport.

The Wimbledon champion recently revealed she has been spending a lot of time with her family and doing activities that make her happy and fulfilled.

"I am just so happy, I didn’t need any reassurance but I have still felt that reassurance that I made the right decision,” Barty told The Sydney Morning Herald..

“I have spent so much time with my beautiful family and my nieces and nephew and you could not wipe the smile off my face the last few weeks. “It’s been awesome”.

After winning her maiden Australian Open in front of a home crowd at the start of the season, Barty opted to take some time off in February. The former World No.1 was expected to return at Indian Wells and Miami, but withdrew from both events, citing that she was not where she needed to be in order to compete for the titles.

However, two weeks later, Barty announced her retirement, shocking the tennis world as she said goodbye to the sport for a second time. Since retiring, Barty won a ladies golf event in Queensland and netted a $17 AUD prize money.

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