On Saturday, Ashleigh Barty defeated Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 6-7 (4/7), 6-3 to win her first Wimbledon title, 50 years to the day after indigenous Australian Evonne Goolagong Cawley won her first Wimbledon title. The 25-year-old Australian, who won the 2019 French Open in a dress inspired by the classic scalloped one Cawley wore to the finals in 1971, adds the Wimbledon championship to her collection.
Ashleigh Barty Vs. Karolina Pliskova
On Saturday, Ash Barty and Karolina Pliskova, two first-time Wimbledon finalists, will compete for the Venus Rosewater Dish, awarded to the Wimbledon Women’s Singles Champion. It’s believed that World No. 1 Barty and World No. 13 Pliskova will battle it out to the very end on Centre Court at the All England Club, making for a mouthwatering matchup. Let’s take a look at their head-to-head record and a preview of their upcoming encounter before the battle royale even begins.
Barty has a 5-2 advantage in career encounters with Pliskova and is looking to become the first Australian woman to win Wimbledon since Evonne Goolagong in 1980. The 2019 French Open was Barty’s first and, to this day, only Grand Slam victory. A speedy review of stats and the path to the conclusion
The 25-year-old Australian, who won the 2019 French Open in a dress inspired by the classic scalloped one Cawley wore to the finals in 1971, adds the Wimbledon championship to her collection. Barty, who was also realising a boyhood desire, remarked, “It took me a long time to verbalise, to dare to dream it and utter it.”
I hope I made Evonne proud; I didn’t sleep well last night thinking about all the possibilities.
In 2012, Serena Williams defeated Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland in a three-set Wimbledon final.
Also, since Williams in 2016, Barty is the first No. 1 seed to win the women’s singles championship. After racing out to a 4-0 lead, Barty appeared to be cruising to victory. The Australian had a scorching start, winning the opening 14 points.
When Pliskova, age 29, had match point at 6-5 in the second set, she remained composed while Barty, age 23, wavered. The Czech Republic’s performance in the tiebreaker, in which they broke and subsequently swept, sent the match to a deciding set.
After a few shaky points, Barty managed to break for a 2-0 lead in the last set, and she eventually won, collapsing to her knees with her hands covering her face in shock.
She brushed away a few tears before making her way up to the player’s box, exactly like fellow countryman Pat Cash did after he won the men’s title at Wimbledon in 1987.
Since she suffered a left hip injury last month and had to leave the French Open in the second round, a victory would be all the more satisfying.
Incredibly, Barty is the third Australian woman (after Cawley (1988) and Margaret Court (1970)) to win the Wimbledon singles title in the Open era.
First, I have to address Kaja (Karolina Pliskova).
“I just wanted to say congrats to you and your team on a fantastic tournament performance. I can’t wait to see how I stack up against you in our certain future duels.
Baty waves to the crowd as she accepts the Venus Rosewater Dish, and the Duchess of Cambridge presents Pliskova with the trophy for the runner-up.