'National treasure': Ash Barty's childhood photo sends fans wild

Riley Morgan
·Sports Reporter
·3-min read
World No.1 Ash Barty (pictured right) smiling after a victory and (pictured right) a photo of her old make-shift tennis court.
World No.1 Ash Barty (pictured right) revealed a photo of her old make-shift tennis court (pictured left) at her parents home. (Images: @AshBarty/Getty Images)

World No.1 Aussie Ash Barty has revealed a childhood photo that shows why she was always destined to become a tennis superstar.

Fresh off defeating defending Roland Garros Iga Swiatek at the Madrid Open, Barty shared a photo of her parents' home renovation.

'WHAT THE HELL': Tennis fans in disbelief over Simona Halep collapse

'REALLY BAD': Tennis fans stunned by Naomi Osaka shocker

Much to her surprise, her parents discovered her old makeshift tennis court.

Barty posted a photo of her old training court, which was a wall with some 'duck tape' across it acting as a net.

"Mum & Dad rediscovering my first ever tennis court while doing some home reno’s," she said.

"Makeshift duck taped net is a little high... Would love to know how many hours I spent hitting balls against that brick wall."

The photo shared an insight into the child prodigy's rise to stardom.

This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.
Update your settings here to see it.

Two years ago, a photo of a young Barty holding a tennis racquet in one hand and a trophy in the other went bonkers on social media.

Fans, including Aussie tennis great Rennae Stubbs, were equally delighted to see how the current World No.1 trained when she was growing up.

This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.
Update your settings here to see it.
This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.
Update your settings here to see it.
This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.
Update your settings here to see it.
This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.
Update your settings here to see it.
This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.
Update your settings here to see it.
This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.
Update your settings here to see it.
This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.
Update your settings here to see it.
This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.
Update your settings here to see it.

Barty advances in Madrid Open

World No.1 Barty was lauded after showing a touch of class following her victory over defending French Open champ Swiatek.

Barty defeated the Polish teenager 7-5, 6-4 on Monday in a much-anticipated showdown between the past two Roland Garros champions.

However, after the thriller fans were quick to point out Barty's classy gesture after the match.

Barty shared some words with Swiatek at the net following the tough-fought match.

This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.
Update your settings here to see it.

And @Jimmie48 Photography also capture a brilliant photo at the Madrid Open moment of Barty and Swiatek.

Barty could be seen standing and applauding Swiatek as she made her way from the court, which sparked widespread praise for the Australian.

Watch 'Mind Games', the new series from Yahoo Sport Australia exploring the often brutal mental toil elite athletes go through in pursuit of greatness:

Click here to sign up to our newsletter for all the latest and breaking stories from Australia and around the world.