Rome – While Italy intermittently awaits the men’s final between Matteo Berrettini and Novak Djokovic, in the women’s field, Australia returns to win Wimbledon with Ashleigh Barty. The world number one beat Karolina Pliskova, who succumbed in the third set. And so an Australian returns to win the English title 41 years after it last (did by Evonne Goolagong in 1980) in the first final since 1977 between two juniors in the last season of Wimbledon. This success, which Barty had, was paradoxically unexpected, above all because the Australian appeared at Wimbledon after the injury he sustained in the second round at Roland Garros.
The match starts with Barty’s mark, who takes two breaks from Pliskova and moves to 4-0. The front of the group seemed to have already closed but the Czech came back into the match and lost the partial 6-3 but it gives the impression that he is definitely alive. The impression was widely confirmed in the second set: under the watchful eyes of William and Kate, Pliskova managed to reclaim a break, then concede a bloody break for all 5, but Barty squanders a serve opportunity for the match, extending the set in a draw. He broke, then Pliskova won 7-4. In the third and decisive set, the Czech immediately received the serve and this time Barty no longer looked back, closing the match with the final 6-3. The photos are touching at the end, with the Australian climbing to her chest in front of an animatronic Billie Jean King.
“I played my best tennis”
“Congratulations to Carolina for her championship, she had a great two weeks. I think there will be other matches we will play against, but today was something special for me, it’s a dream come true. I had to do my best. Level up to respond to his attacks, match point almost I don’t remember. Since I started playing tennis I’ve been hoping to win this tournament, last night I didn’t sleep at the thought of getting that chance. Yvonne Golagong was important to me, I hope she’s proud of what she’s done.”