Ash Baty, the world number one, is the first Australian titleholder in 41 years. Barty defeated Karolina Plisková from the Czech Republic with 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 6-3. For the Australian tennis player, it is the second major title after the 2019 French Open. The win has fulfilled a childhood dream by winning Wimbledon. She
Plisková entered the final match with a record 54 aces. However, Barty, who had to retire in the second round at the French Open because of hip problems, defused this weapon excellently. Plisková lost set one in half an hour, but she did not give up and came back from a breakdown in the second set. Then Barty served for the match and forced the third set with two net rolls in the tiebreak. After 1:55 hours, Barty fulfilled a childhood dream, the title at Wimbledon.
Completely overwhelmed, Ashleigh Barty went down on one knee before climbing into her box in the stands to hug her team and coach Craig Tyzzer. “This is unbelievable,” said the world number one, visibly moved, and had the laughs on her side when she said that she couldn’t even remember the match point because of all the emotion.
Like Barty, Plisková had also reached the final at Wimbledon for the first time. Barty can look forward to a cheque of almost two million euros. The Czech tennis player will receive just over half a million euros and continue to wait for her first major title.
The win was particularly emotional for Barty. She is the second Autralian to put on the Wimbledon crown half a decade after the historic debut of her great role model Evonne Goolagong Cawley. “I hope I’ve made Evonne proud,” she said, bursting into tears again.