Barty won the French Open last year for her first Grand Slam title
World number one Ashleigh Barty defends maybe not her French Open title later this month, but that didn't stop her from winning more silverware – except this time, in golf.
Already a skilled cricketer, having previously joined Brisbane During the inaugural season of the Women's Big Bash, Australian Barty traded in her racket for a club to win the Women's Championship. win at Brookwater Golf Club near Brisbane.
The 24-year-old, whose father once represented Australia as an amateur golfer, took the title with a 7 & 5 win in the match play final.
But golf is not Barty & # 39; s new hobby.
Her boyfriend, Garry Kissick, is a PGA intern in Brookwater, where they met in 2016, having previously caught the eye of 15-time big-time winner Tiger Woods for the Presidents Cup in Melbourne last year, with Woods saying she had a “great swing”.
"She's got all the tools she wants to pursue. If she set her mind, I'm sure she could," gentlemen champion Louis Dobbelaar told the Australian Associated Press.
"I've seen a lot of golfers come out from different sports and she's the one who stands out the most – by far, actually. Her ball hits really well. She just gets that naturally from tennis, the hand-eye thing. "
Barty withdrew from the French Open earlier this month over concerns about the coronavirus.
She has also been unable to train with her Melbourne-based coach due to state border fences imposed in Australia to prevent the spread of Covid-19.