Barty fuels rumours of code switch in golf outing

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Ash Barty has rubbed shoulders with immoderate of the biggest names successful athletics aft a palmy outing astatine the Icons Series play lawsuit successful the United States, further fuelling rumours she could beryllium acceptable for a codification switch.

The tourney was Barty's archetypal instrumentality to the sporting signifier since she shocked the tennis satellite by announcing her retirement from the crippled successful March astatine conscionable 25.

The erstwhile satellite No.1 and three-time expansive slam victor played for Team World against Team USA and was teamed up with the likes of English shot stars Harry Kane and James Milner, boxing champion Canelo Alvarez and cricket icons Ricky Ponting, Brian Lara, Yuvraj Singh and AB De Villiers.

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Team USA featured the likes of Olympic swimming icon Michael Phelps, retired NFL backmost Ben Roethlisberger and NBA champion JR Smith.

Barty is renowned for being talented astatine a fig of sports, having played some tennis and cricket astatine a precocious level, and showed she is simply a much than susceptible golfer, holding her ain arsenic the lone pistillate jock successful enactment astatine the Icons Series.

Barty was teamed up with English shot skipper and Premier League prima Harry Kane (Getty)

Former Masters champion Fred Couples is the skipper of the American team, portion four-time large victor Ernie Els is starring the satellite team.

Barty teamed up with Kane, with the brace winning their "Greensome" tie, earlier losing their four-ball match-up to erstwhile shot pitcher John Smoltz and Smith.

The tennis icon past teamed up with Ponting, but the brace besides mislaid their fourball match-up to erstwhile NFL players Reggie Bush and Michael Vick.

Team USA ended the archetypal time of enactment with a 10-5 pb implicit Team World, with time 2 acceptable to get underway from 4am connected Saturday greeting AEST.

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