Ashleigh ‘Ash’ Barty She is the No. 1 finalist of Wimbledon 2021. The leader of the world classification, a position questioned in her day because she did not leave Australia during the pandemic, leaving aside the WTA Tour from February to December 2020, she exercises as such in the grass of the England Club. In his fifth participation he reaches the final, the second of the Grand Slam after having reigned at Roland Garros 2020.
Barty defeated former 2018 champion, the German Angelique kerber, 33 years and 25th WTA, for 6-3 and 7-6 (3) in 1h.26 ‘. He came back from 3-5 and served from the Teuton in the second set. Ten points in a row led her to the ‘tiebreak’ and a 6-0 in it that was overwhelming.
Barty, 25, showed his varied range of play. He dominates like few the cut. It’s killer tennis in small doses. No noise but deadly. She is the first Australian in the All England Club final since the 1980 triumph of Evonne goolagong, to whom it honors in this edition through the design of the skirt, with lace trim, characteristic of the ‘aussie’ of aboriginal origin. It is 50 years since his first success at Wimbledon, in 1971.
The other Australian that appears in the women’s individual record is another historical one, the woman of the 24 Grand Slams, Margaret Court.
Barty will play for the title against another rookie in the Wimbledon final on Wednesday. There will be a new champion. The czech Karolina Pliskova and the Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka they will be on the other side of the net.
Ash gripped Kerber, who had ten straight games dominated on grass. The maturity of a star who had to hang up the racket for a long time to avoid frustration due to results that did not meet the expectations created since she was a child.
At 15 he lifted the trophy Wimbledon U18. Ten later she aspires to the first fattest, to a twelfth professional title, fourth of the course after having been the best in the Yarra Valley Classic, Miami and Stuttgart.