publication date: Sunday, April 3, 2022 (part of Spring 2022)

category: Sports

clue: It's best to go out while you're on top, even if you're from the bottom of the world (and the first to win there in decades).

explanation: Barty is an Australian tennis player, ranked #1 in the world when she announced her retirement in March 2022. She was the first Australian player to win the Australian Open since 1978. more…

intended difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, and Richard Slominsky

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