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Published by: Mukesh Kumar Jha
Updated Sat, 10 Jul 2021 08:40 PM IST
Ashleigh Barty defeated Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic 6-3, 6-7(4), 6-3 in the final to win her first Wimbledon women’s singles title.
Ashleigh Barty wins second Grand Slam title
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Barty ends a drought of 41 years
Barty has become the first Australian woman to win the Wimbledon women’s singles title after 41 years. Earlier in 1980, her idol player Ivonne Goolagong won her second Wimbledon title. After that no Australian female player could win the title. But Barty ended the 41-year drought on Saturday. Evoni became the first Australian player to win the Wimbledon Tennis Grand Slam trophy in 1971. So it was the 50th anniversary of that trophy.
childhood dream come true
Barty’s childhood dream was to become the Wimbledon champion. She had said many times that one day I will be a champion here. This is my dream and goal, which Barty easily accomplished today. Let us inform that Pliskova defeated Sabalenka 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 in the semi-final match that lasted one hour and 53 minutes, while Barty defeated 2018 champion Kerber 6-3, 7-6 (3) .
This happened for the first time after 44 years
Also, it is the first time since 1977 that both the finalists have managed to reach the title clash at the All England Club. Barty and Pliskova had previously failed to progress past the fourth round in the grass court major.
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