Ash Barty through to Wimbledon final with straight sets defeat

Australia finally has a woman in the Wimbledon singles finals, with Ash Barty making it through overnight.

The World Number One took out former champion Angelique Kerber in straight sets 6-3, 7-6 in the semis.

She’ll now face 8th seed Karoline Pliskova for the title on Sunday.


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Barty’s become the first Aussie woman in the finals for 41 years, the last woman to do so was Evonne Goolagong Cawley.

She says it’s a big dream for her and wasn’t sure she’d be able to make it.

“Wimbledon for me has been an amazing place of learning,” Barty said post-match.

“Ten years ago I came here for the first time as a junior and learned a lot in that week.

“Probably 2018, 2019 was some of my toughest weeks playing.

“To come away with our losses in those two tournaments, I learned a hell of a lot from those two times,” she said.