Wimbledon 2021: Ashleigh Barty wins women’s singles title, defeats Karolina Pliskova

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London: Ashleigh Barty of Australia has captured the Wimbledon Tennis Grand Slam title. She defeated Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic 6-3, 6-7, 6-3 in the women’s singles final.

Inspired by this player

Top seed Ashleigh Barty had earlier won the French Open trophy in the year 2019. She is the first Australian female player to win the trophy here after Evonne Goolagong won the title at the All England Club in 1980. Barty said that he got a lot of inspiration from Goolagong. She wore the same dress at Wimbledon as Goolagong wore when she won the tournament for the first time in 1971.

Barty’s Difficult Journey

Barty, 25, had been the junior champion at Wimbledon a decade ago and then decided to stay away from the tennis tour for nearly two years in 2014 due to fatigue. He started playing professional cricket in his country and then finally decided to return to his game which was good.

Unlucky Pliskova

Ashleigh Barty was looking her best at the start of every set against 8th ranked Pliskova. At the same time, 29-year-old Pliskova of the Czech Republic reached the Major final twice in this way but was runner-up both times. She also lost in the final of the 2016 US Open.

Decided in 3 sets

Ashleigh Barty had trouble at the end of the second set. She was leading 6-5 and serving but her serve was broken on consecutive forehands and she lost the set by double fault in the tiebreaker. In the third set, however, Barty took a 3-0 lead and continued in the same rhythm. This is the first Wimbledon women’s final since 2012 that resulted in 3 sets.

First Wimbledon final for both

With this, 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 reach the fourth round in the grass court major.

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