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Tennis star Ash Barty reveals why she kept her engagement to fiancé Garry Kissick a secret

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Tennis star Ash Barty reveals why she kept her engagement to fiancé Garry Kissick a secret

Ash Barty has explained why she decided to keep her engagement to fiancé Garry Kissick a secret for a week.

In an interview with the Courier Mail on Thursday, the 25-year-old tennis champ said she simply wanted time to inform her close friends.

But she admitted there was a moment when she questioned whether she would make a public announcement at all.

Keeping it quiet: Ash Barty has explained why she decided to keep her engagement to fiancé Garry Kissick a secret for a week on Thursday

Keeping it quiet: Ash Barty has explained why she decided to keep her engagement to fiancé Garry Kissick a secret for a week on Thursday

Keeping it quiet: Ash Barty has explained why she decided to keep her engagement to fiancé Garry Kissick a secret for a week on Thursday 

Ash revealed the longtime couple had a low-key engagement, with Garry, 29, popping the question at home on the couch.

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‘Garry and I have been together for a long time now and I had designed the ring with him,’ she said.

‘We are obviously excited now for the next chapter. We were at home on the couch with the puppies. It was very much just us. It was perfect for us. Everyone has their unique way of doing it.’

Taking her time: In an interview on Thursday, the 25-year-old tennis champ said she simply wanted time to inform her close friends

Taking her time: In an interview on Thursday, the 25-year-old tennis champ said she simply wanted time to inform her close friends

Taking her time: In an interview on Thursday, the 25-year-old tennis champ said she simply wanted time to inform her close friends

She added: ‘It was perfectly suited to us. That’s just me and who I am and who we are together.’

The couple announced their engagement on their respective Instagram accounts late last month.

‘Future Husband,’ Ash captioned a beaming photo of herself and Garry, adding a red heart and diamond ring emojis.

Laidback love: Ash revealed the longtime couple had a low-key engagement, with Garry, 29, popping the question at home on the couch

Laidback love: Ash revealed the longtime couple had a low-key engagement, with Garry, 29, popping the question at home on the couch

Laidback love: Ash revealed the longtime couple had a low-key engagement, with Garry, 29, popping the question at home on the couch

Meanwhile, Garry included the date of their engagement and wrote: ’15/11/2021. I love you @ashbarty’.

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The Australian sports star met Gary at Brooklands Golf Club in Queensland in 2016 during a round of golf, and they have been together ever since. 

Garry is regularly on hand to support Ash at her tennis tournaments, and was one of the first people she embraced after winning this year’s Wimbledon in July.   

Her biggest fan: Garry is regularly on hand to support Ash at her tennis tournaments, and was one of the first people she embraced after winning this year's Wimbledon in July

Her biggest fan: Garry is regularly on hand to support Ash at her tennis tournaments, and was one of the first people she embraced after winning this year's Wimbledon in July

Her biggest fan: Garry is regularly on hand to support Ash at her tennis tournaments, and was one of the first people she embraced after winning this year’s Wimbledon in July

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