Telling detail as Ash Barty lifts the lid on wedding plans

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Ash Barty has revealed details of her wedding that will hopefully take place later in the year. Pic: Getty
Ash Barty has revealed details of her wedding that will hopefully take place later in the year. Pic: Getty

Ash Barty has never been one for extravagance or show, so the World No.1's details about her upcoming wedding plans should come as no surprise.

Barty and her long-time partner Garry Kissick hope to tie the knot sometime this year after announcing their engagement towards the end of 2021.

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The 25-year-old has already enjoyed a stellar start to 2022 after becoming the first Aussie woman to claim the Australian Open title in 44 years after defeating American Danielle Collins 6-3, 7-6 (7-2) in January's final.

Despite pocketing almost $3 million for her Australian Open triumph, Barty and Kissick aren't about to splash the cash on an opulent wedding though.

In fact, the couple's plans are very much in keeping with Barty's relaxed and humble nature, with the three-time major champion admitting it will be a "very low-key" event.

“Hopefully it will be this year," Barty told the Courier Mail about the pending date of her wedding.

“It will be very low-key, very small, pretty chill, for Garry and I (and) just the people we love the most, people who have been impactful and important in our lives.

“My nieces and nephews will be front and centre, I wouldn’t live it down if they weren’t, they will be dress shopping before I will be."

In December, Barty revealed details of her "perfect" marriage proposal from Kissick, that very much reflects the couple's plans for their big day.

Ash Barty described her fiancee's marriage proposal as 'perfect'  Pics: Instagram
Ash Barty described her fiancee's marriage proposal as 'perfect' Pics: Instagram

“Garry and I have been together for a long time now and I had designed the ring with him,” Barty told News Corp.

“We are obviously excited now for the next chapter.

“We were at home on the couch with the puppies.

“It was very much just us. It was perfect for us. Everyone has their unique way of doing it.

“It was perfectly suited to us. That’s just me and who I am and who we are together.”

The couple - who met at Queensland's Brookwater Golf Club in 2016 - made headlines around the world in late 2021 after sharing their exciting engagement news on social media.

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Barty said she tossed up whether or not to keep the engagement a secret from the public for eight days, before finally sharing the amazing news with the world.

The happy couple recently moved into their own home in Brisbane and Barty admits she's excited about the next chapter in their lives.

“I have lived in the Springfield area (of Brisbane) my entire life, and mum and dad have lived there for their entire lives. My sisters are not far away,” Barty said.

“We are excited that we are in our new place. It’s beautiful. It is what we wanted and for us it is about making new memories now.

“The pups love our new place which for me it’s most important they run around and have a good time."

The World No.1 decided to take a short break after her Australian Open title that came after an incredible 2021 in which she clinched five titles, including a maiden Wimbledon major.

Barty decided to sit out the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships after extending her record to 11-0 for the new year and with her World No.1 ranking under no immediate threat.

The Australian will return to action on the hard courts at Indian Wells on March 9 where Barty could further extend her ranking points, considering she missed last year's edition.

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