Ash Barty joins Margaret Court and Evonne Goolagong in the elite list of Australian to lift the Venus Rosewater Dish. The world no.1 beat Karolina Pliskova in three sets 6-3,6-7(4),6-3 to win her second grand slam title.
She also becomes the first Australian to win Wimbledon since Lleyton Hewitt in 2002 and the first female Aussie to win since Evonne Goolagong in 1980.
Pliskova was very nervous as she was playing a grandslam final after 5 years. She wasn’t able to get her first serve in place and was missing easy shots. Barty took advantage of her nervousness and got the decisive break early on. She didn’t stop and broke Pliskova once again to take a 5-1 lead. She was serving for the set when the Czech staged a mini comeback. Pliskova broke Barty for the first time but lost the set 3-6.
The second set was a lot tighter than the first. Pliskova had found her groove and didn’t show any signs of nervousness but the momentum was still with Barty and she got the early break to take a formidable lead. But a late surge from Pliskova saw her break Barty’s serve and draw level at 5-5. The set went into the tiebreaker and Pliskova ran away with it, dropping just 4 points to force a decider.
Barty wins her maiden Wimbledon title
Barty had fresh legs and mindset coming into the third set. She was quick in getting the decisive break and lead 3-0. There was no looking back for here since then, as the Aussie absolutely dominated Pliskova and didn’t give away any free points. She held serve and eventually closed out the set 6-3 to win her maiden Wimbledon title.