- Ash Barty made a rare public appearance on Tuesday
- She watched the tennis with her newborn son, Hayden
- Barty, 27, retired from tennis nearly two years ago
Ash Barty made a rare public appearance in Brisbane on Tuesday as the former tennis superstar took in the action with her newborn son Hayden and mother Josie.
Barty, 27, shocked the world by quitting tennis after her Australian Open triumph nearly two years ago, and has rejected all suggestions she might return to professional sport in the future.
But she was willing to attend as a spectator this week, with the former champion wearing a khaki shirt while cradling her six-month-old son in Queensland.
She watched fellow Aussie Arina Rodionova defeat America’s Sofia Kenin in straight sets at the Pat Rafter Arena, to advance to the last-16 of the Brisbane International.
Barty has kept herself busy since retiring from tennis. In November, she announced that she will be collaborating with writer Jasmin McGaughey, illustrator Jade Goodwin and publisher HarperCollins to release her new book ‘My Dream For You’ in March.
Ash Barty made a rare public appearance at the Briabane International on Tuesday
Barty, 27, was at the Pat Rafter Arena with her newborn son, Hayden
The story is about a mother’s dream to share precious moments with her new baby including playing in a park and travelling around the world.
‘I’m so excited for the release of this beautiful picture book,’ Ash said.
‘It’s a celebration of the possibilities that await new babies, a testament to the hope that every parent holds, and a reminder that our dreams can shape a brighter future for our children.’
‘I hope new parents and their little ones love reading it as much as our family does.’
It comes one year after Ash released a series of children’s books titled Little Ash following her retirement from the sport.
The series was the number one Australian children’s launch of 2022, and there has been over 100,000 copies sold since release.
Ash married her husband Garry in Queensland back in July last year. One year after tying the knot, the couple welcomed their son Hayden
Ash’s memoir, My Dream Time, was also the number one book in the country for Christmas 2022 and won the ABIA for Best Biography 2022.
The Queensland native married her husband Garry in a private ceremony at a secret venue in Queensland back in July 2022.
One year after tying the knot, the couple welcomed their son Hayden.