Ash Barty cherishes ‘special’ moments in first Christmas with baby Hayden

Jan 05, 2024
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Aussie tennis icon Ash Barty recently shared heartwarming details about her first Christmas with her precious baby boy, Hayden.

In an interview with Perth Now, Barty opened up about the special holiday celebrations that marked her first Christmas spent with baby Hayden.

She expressed her gratitude for the unique experience of blending family traditions with the presence of their newest member.

“My Christmas was special this year as it was our first one with Hayden. We spent time with my family and Garry’s family, it was a fun day with lots of little ones running around followed by a traditional Boxing Day watching the cricket,” she told the publication.

“I felt very fortunate to have everyone together, happy and healthy.”

Barty’s festive reflections come after she melted hearts across the nation when she was spotted at the Brisbane International alongside her baby boy Hayden.

Seated among the spectators at Pat Rafter Arena during the men’s singles showdown between Sebastian Korda and Yannick Hanfmann on Tuesday, January 2, Barty shared the moment with her mother, Josie, while cradling her six-month-old bundle of joy.

In a delightful scene, Hayden amused himself by gnawing on a water bottle cap, all the while seemingly engrossed in the on-court excitement.


Barty and baby Hayden’s public outing left fans delighted, many overjoyed to catch a rare glimpse of the “cute” youngster.

Barty welcomed her first child with her husband Gary Kissick on July 4, 2023, taking to Instagram to announce the exciting news with an adorable picture of the little bundle of joy. 

“Our beautiful boy. Welcome to the world, Hayden!” she wrote at the time.


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While Barty continues to captivate fans with the latest news about little Hayden, she recently offered some further insight into what life is like as a new mum. 

Although Barty’s stellar career no doubt brought her joy and an experience like no other, the former World No. 1 revealed that motherhood is “the best thing” she has ever done.

“And hardest thing I’ve ever done,” she added during an interview with the Herald Sun.

“Hayden is amazing, I feel so very lucky. Garry and I are really just enjoying what is a pretty quiet time together at home as a little family.”

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