The 25-year-old became the first Australian woman to win a Wimbledon women’s singles title at the age of 41.
The world number one Ash Barty was the first Australian woman to win a Wimbledon individual title at the age of 41 on Saturday when she beat Czech Karolina Pliskova 6-3 6-7 (4) 6-3 in the final.
25-year-old Barty, who won his granddaughter’s Grand Slam at Roland Garros in 2019, represented the idol Evonne Goolagong, who won her second All England Club title in 1980.
“I hope Evonne makes me feel proud,” Barty said after handing out the trophy in court. “This is incredible.”
Ten years after winning the Wimbledon girls ’individual girls title and ten years later, Barty made it to the finals on Saturday when she won five of the seven games she played against Pliskova.
In the first set, he got a 4-0 lead with a double break against the former world number one.
Pliskova appeared at sea against the Australian’s slice dropped sharply and hit accurately, but managed to get a way back in the competition with two service interruptions. The third serve break gave Barty the starting set.
The Australian held on to his control in the second set, breaking in the third game to open the 3-1 lead but Pliskova found more gear to tie things 3-3.
While Barty was serving for the match, when Pliskova suffered a 40-0 break, he immediately broke down to force a draw and then was overwhelmed with confidence to tie the game 1-1.
The Australian managed to reunite and jumped to a 3-0 lead with an early break, proving enough.
Barty turned his first game into a point when Pliskova made a mistake without a delay, the 32nd in the game.
The Australian got on his knees and shed tears, which he later could not remember what happened at the game point.
“He brought out my best today,” Barty added.
“I was proud of myself because I could continue to chip in at the start of the third set. I had to say I wanted to win this tournament, but it’s better than I ever imagined.
“I didn’t sleep last night … but I felt right at home on the court.”