Ashleigh Barty

Ashley Barty, who made history as the first Australian player to win a Wimbledon title after 41 years. Barty, who won the junior girls’ Wimbledon title in 2011, and lost interest in the game in 2014 and took a break from tennis for two years.

The Big Bash entered the ring for the Brisbane Heat in the Women’s T20 Cricket League in 2015–2016. However, she did not succeed as a cricketer and returned to tennis in 2016.

Barty also played in 2 List A matches for Queensland in 2015. A right-handed batsman and medium-pace bowler Barty also coached the Aussie Under-15 team at the age of 19.

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The 25-year-old Barty, who won her first Grand Slam (French Open) in 2019, defeated eighth seed Carolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) 6–3, 6–7 (4/7), 6–3 in the final on Saturday to become the Wimbledon champion.

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In this order, she possessed many merits. She became the fourth player to win junior and senior women’s singles titles at Wimbledon. Previous recipients of the title include Ann Shirley Jones (Britain – 1956, 1969), Martina Hingis (Switzerland – 1994, 1997), and Amelie Mauresmo (France – 1996, 2006).

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She also became the third Australian to win the Wimbledon women’s singles title. Previously, only Margaret Court Smith (1963, 1965, 1970) and Yvonne Goolagong (1971, 1980) achieved this feat.

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