World’s no.1 Tennis player, Ash Barty has lived up to her name as she reaches her first Australian open finals after beating Madison Keys in the semifinals on Thursday. The Australian beats Madison Keys easily by 6-1, 6-3 at the Rod laver Arena.
With this outstanding triumph, Barty has become the first Australian woman to reach the singles final of her home Grand Slam since Wendy Turnbull in 1980.
So far no Australian has won the home title since Chris O’Neil in 1978. After Barty reaches the finals, the whole country crowd will now be hoping for her to sustain the home title at its homeland.
Barty said that honestly it’s just incredible and she is happy that she got to play her best tennis today.”The ball was a little slower tonight, heavier off the strings. I just tried to run and adapt, make as many balls as I could, and keep Maddie under the pump on her serve because she can really take it away from you quickly”, said Barty to AFP.
Top-seeded praised Madison Keys by saying that it is just so nice to see her back where she belongs and calls her an amazing human being.
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The 25-year-old has won Grand Slam Titles like Wimbledon in 2021 and the French Open in 2019 and is now just one step away to win her home title.
Barty will face the winner of another semifinal match between America’s Danielle Collins and Poland’s Iga Świątek currently going live at the Rod Laver Arena.