Ash Barty baby vision at Brisbane International causes a stir

Ash Barty is melting hearts with adorable vision of her appearance at the Brisbane International spreading across the internet.

The Aussie tennis champ was all smiles while sitting in the stands inside the Pat Rafter Arena during the men’s singles match between Sebastian Korda’s and Yannick Hanfmann on Tuesday.

While the sight of the 27-year-old back at a tennis event caused a stir, it was her son Hayden that stole the show.

Barty and husband Garry Kissick welcomed baby Hayden in July.

It was impossible to miss just how much the six-month-old looks like his famous mum.

Barty’s mum Josie was also in attendance on grandma duties.

Cameras captured the moment Hayden played around with a water bottle and was seen sucking on the lid with the adorable moment melting the hearts of tennis fans around the world.

It was a rare public appearance for Hayden with the bundle of joy only spotted on Barty’s Instagram page on two occasions.

Fans immediately fell in love with the young lad.

It wasn’t just off the court that Barty’s presence caused a stir.

Two-time Australian Open champ Victoria Azarenka was one of the players that shared their joy at seeing Barty back.

“I saw Ash Barty today on TV. I don’t know if she’s still here. She’s brought so much light to tennis in Australia and so much more excitement,” she said.

“I feel like we owe it to her to continue to improve tennis in Australia.”

The sight of seeing Barty so happy in her new life left fans with mixed emotions with the likelihood of her ever returning to the professional tour decreasing every day.

The three-time grand slam champion retired from professional tennis in March, 2022, in a decision that shocked the sporting world given she had just won the Australian Open.

Once she retired, Barty revealed she began to lack motivation after claiming victory at the All England Club, which was on the top of her career bucket list.

Barty won the 2019 French Open, 2021 Wimbledon and 2022 Australian Open to join an exclusive club of players to have won grand slams on all three surfaces.

Tennis fans might have felt robbed of another 10 Barty grand slam wins, but the Queenslander said she had achieved everything she wanted to in the sport and had nothing more to give.

Since hanging up her racquet, Barty has been busy trying her hand at all manner of things.

She contested an event on the ICONS Golf circuit, has published her tennis memoir and written a children’s book.

When asked about comeback plans recently, Barty replied: “I don’t have the time – I don’t have the time to train, I don’t have the time to prepare, and I have so many great memories out on this court, and now I just get to create new memories.

“I’m certainly not coming out of retirement.”

Looking at her cute moment at the Brisbane International, she seems perfectly at peace with her decision.

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