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Women’s singles champion Ashleigh Barty with the trophy.
Top seed Australia’s Ashleigh Barty has won the women’s singles title at Wimbledon, the third tennis Grand Slam tournament of the year. She defeated 8th seed Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 in the final match played on Saturday. The match lasted for 1 hour, 56 minutes. Barty, 25, has previously been a professional cricketer and has played for Brisbane Heat and Queensland Fire in the Women’s Big Bash League.
First Australian women’s champion since 1980
After 41 years, an Australian player has won the women’s singles title at Wimbledon. Prior to him, Iwoni Gulagong Kavali had won this title in 1980. Barty has won a Grand Slam title for the second time. Prior to this, she has won the women’s singles title at the French Open in 2019.
Karolina Pliskova disappointed after the loss in the final.
Pliskova returned after winning the second set
Barty easily won the first set 6-3. But, Pliskova came back strongly in the second set to make it into a tie-breaker. The Czech player won the tiebreaker 7-4 to level the match at 1-1. However, Barty regained her momentum in the third set, winning it 6–3 as in the first set to win the match and the title.
Kate Middleton, daughter-in-law of the British Royal House, presented the winner’s trophy to Barty.
played cricket for two years
Barty took a break from tennis after the US Open in 2014. After this, after meeting the players of the women’s cricket team of Australia, she decided to try her hand at team sport. Before that he had no experience of playing cricket on a large scale.
However, she impressed everyone with her cricketing skills and got selected in the Brisbane Heat team for the Women’s Big Bash League. He played for Brisbane Heat in the 2015–16 season. Later she also became a part of the Queensland Fire Team. After the Big Bash League in 2016, he decided to return to tennis again.