Former world number one tennis star Ash Barty has announced that she is expecting her first child with husband Gary Kisick.
The 26-year-old revealed this news Social media The night of January 6th.
Bertie posted a picture of baby shoes and dog Origi on Instagram.
“2023 will be our best year yet. We are so excited for our new adventures. Origi is already a protective big sister,” Bertie wrote in the caption.
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese joined those in sending wishes to Bertie, along with Australian tennis players Madison Inglis and Priscilla Hong.
“Ash Barty is a huge accomplishment for Australia and it was an honor to be there to see her win the Australian Open last January,” Albanese said on January 7. told the day
“Ash Bertie is doing very well, he’s a great Australian and I think all Australians wish Ash Bertie all the best.
“Whatever Ash Barty does, we look forward to seeing her. She’s going to be a winner on and off the court and congratulations.”
Barty shocked the tennis world when he announced his retirement in March 2022.
The decision comes two months after winning the Australian Open singles title and just seven weeks after becoming the first Australian player to win the title since 1978.
Barty won 15 career singles titles and became the World No. 1 title in 2019.
Since retiring from tennis, Barty has published a series of children’s books, co-founded a foundation with the Australian Tennis Foundation (ATF), published an autobiography, My Dream Time, and is a 20-year-old tennis star, I coach Olivia Gadecki. .
Barty will not be at the 2023 Australian Open, but will be at Melbourne Park later this month to show his support for Gadecki, who will make his Australian Open debut when the majors begin on January 16.
Tennis star’s private wedding
Ash Bertie officially tied the knot with longtime partner Garry Kisick in July 2022.
Bertie and golf pro Kisik have been dating since 2016 and are famously private about their personal lives.
Bertie shared a photo of her wedding on Instagram, captioning it, “Husband and wife.” The wedding took place at a secret venue in Queensland, Australia.
The 26-year-old wore a simple wedding gown by Australian bridal couture designer Suzanne Harward.