August 16, 2022

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Retired Ash Barty to begin a brand new chapter with a sequence of kids’s books

Australian Ashleigh Barty smiles throughout a information convention in Brisbane on March 24, 2022, after asserting her retirement from tennis. (Photograph by Patrick HAMILTON / AFP)

After retiring from skilled tennis, former world primary Ash Barty is ready to open a brand new chapter in her life with the discharge of a sequence of kids’s books later this 12 months.

The Australian, who known as it quits on her tennis profession on the age of 25 final month, instructed NewsCorp she’s going to publish a sequence of six ‘Little Ash’ books, with many tales based mostly about his actual life experiences and his household.

The ebook will probably be printed by HarperCollins and can start printing in July.

“This venture has been a lot enjoyable and one thing I’ve all the time wished to do,” Barty mentioned on Sunday.

“Lucy was my North Star,” Barty mentioned, referring to her five-year-old niece. “She is the right age to know tales and plots and skim chapter books.

“I really like the truth that she tells me what she thinks, what she feels and the way she feels when she reads a ebook.

“Having the ability to learn it to him will probably be nice and going all the way in which to readings for youths in rural areas is one thing I wish to get actually hands-on with.”

A second ebook venture, a memoir about Barty’s life and athletic journey, will probably be printed by the identical writer in November.

“At 25, it’s not tremendous common for one thing like this to occur, however it’s a really thrilling venture,” Barty mentioned.

“Trying again and speaking about it has introduced me a lot pleasure, heartbreak and ache, however I believe it will likely be a extremely good learn.”

The three-time Grand Slam champion mentioned she doesn’t remorse her determination to retire.

“I’m so completely satisfied – I didn’t want any reassurance, however I all the time felt this reassurance that I made the fitting determination,” she mentioned.

“I’ve spent a lot time with my stunning household and my nieces and nephew and also you couldn’t wipe the smile off my face for the previous few weeks. It’s been superior.


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