ASH BARTY: SHE’S ACE

9 January 2020 #603

Cover Story: ASH BARTY: SHE’S ACE

 

“Giving back is very important to me,” Ash Barty tells The Big Issue; the tennis champ is pledging her support to the Red Cross bushfire appeal and RSPCA. “I am so passionate about animals and their welfare, so this is close to my heart… With my Indigenous background, helping Indigenous communities is my other focus.”
On the eve of the Australian Open, we speak to the world number one about tennis, life and family. And discover why this tennis ace is winning fans on and off the court.

Also in this edition:

• Author Tim Winton talks writing, hippies and wearing the same clothes in his Letter to My Younger Self.

• We speak to musician Beck about his 14th album Hyperspace, a synth-pop sound that he recorded with friend Pharrell Williams in just three months.

• We chat to South Australian-born director Justin Kurzel about his new take on Ned Kelly in True History of the Kelly Gang.

• We take a look at the long history of recycling with historian Robyn Annear. From the current glut of cast-off clothes to 19th-century American rag-traders that imported Egyptian mummies to reuse linen wrappings.

The Big Picture: a trip around Australia for photographer Dillon Seitchik-Reardon and journalist Caroline Clements uncovered some of the country’s most remarkable swimming spots.

Tastes Like Home: Queen Victoria Markets’ Daniel Wilson shares his scrumptious Cherry, Pistachio and Chocolate Trifle, which celebrates the perfect summer fruit.

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