After dedicating her Wimbledon trophy to Evonne Goolagong Cawley, Ashleigh Barty fought back tears.
After defeating Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 7-5, Ashleigh Barty won her maiden Wimbledon title.
After winning her maiden Wimbledon title, Ashleigh Barty was overcome with emotion and fought back tears as she spoke of her athletic hero Evonne Goolagong Cawley. Both Barty and Pliskova were competing in their maiden Wimbledon finals after putting up a fantastic show over the two weeks of the event.
Pliskova made a dramatic comeback against No 2 seed Aryna Sabalenka in the semi-final to advance to her second singles Grand Slam final, and Barty hadn’t dropped a set at Wimbledon since her opening-round triumph over Carla Suarez Navarro.
The 29-year-serve old’s was expected to cause problems for the world No. 1 right away.
But the pressure seemed to get to her early on, as Barty took full advantage of the situation to establish an early lead.
The Australian tennis player won the first 14 points before going up 4-0 in the double-break.
Pliskova recovered to a more respectable score, but Barty held on for a one-set victory.
And it appeared as though the match was only going one way, as Barty went up a break early in the second to grab a 3-1 lead.
Pliskova, on the other hand, found her serve when it counted most before capitalizing on Barty’s own problems to level the set.
Pliskova was fighting to force a third set, while Barty was attempting to finish the match in straight sets.
Barty broke through at 6-5 and was serving for the match, but Pliskova forced a tiebreak with a shaky game.
The Centre Court crowd chanted for a third set and threw their support behind Pliskova, who won the tiebreak and leveled the match with some luck.
Barty, on the other hand, demonstrated why she has been the world No. 1 since September 2019 by regaining her calm in the third game to grab a 3-0 lead.
She went on to win her second Grand Slam title before fainting to the ground in shock.
Before returning to the court to collect her reward, Barty climbed into her team’s box to share the occasion.
Cawley was clearly on her thoughts as she dedicated her Wimbledon victory to the renowned Australian tennis player.
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