World number one Ashleigh Barty is new Women’s Singles Wimbledon champion

World number one Ashleigh Barty overcomes Karolina Pliskova in three sets 6-3, 6-7(4), 6-3 and becomes the new women’s singles Wimbledon champion on Saturday at the Centre Court.

Roland Garros champion succeeds in her second Grand Slam title and for the very first time at Wimbledon.

“This is incredible. I want to thank everyone in the stadium. You have made my dream so special. Thank you very much,” said sentimental Barty through BBC as she reminisced her childhood dream.

She also thanked her team and her captain Craig Tyzzer and said “He is extraordinary at what he does. I love him to death.” The Australian was in tears as she realised her childhood dream came true as she is now a Wimbledon champion having already won the French Open title before in 2019.

Barty led the first set 6-3 against Pliskova while she fought back to the Australian into the second with 7-6(4) and forced a decider in the Women’s Final at Wimbledon as it happened for the first time since 2012 where she was beaten by the top-ranked Ash.

25-year-old newly crowned Women’s Singles Wimbledon champion Barty had also thwarted 2018 Wimbledon champion, Angelique Kerber 6-3, 7-6(3) in the semis to reach her first final of the tournament.  She had already inscribed her name in history by becoming the first woman from Australia to accomplish the championship final in 41 years.

 

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