Ashleigh Barty Lifts Her First Grand Slam Title at French Open 2019

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Ashleigh Barty
Ashleigh Barty

The 19-year-old, Marketa Vondrousova and the World Number eight, Ashleigh Barty came up with her best-streak at Grand Slam by making it to the French Open 2019 finals. The Australian, Ashleigh Barty defeated Vondrousova 6-1, 6-3  to secure her first ever Grand Slam title in her tennis career and on Monday, she will be debuting into the top five rankings of the WTA. 

Vondrousova made a nervous start as Ashleigh Barty took a 4-0 lead in the opening set by breaking the Czech thrice as she commits a series of errors in the opening set. Vondrousova’s drop shot brought her back into the championship match as she opened her account of the scoreboard by breaking Barty’s serve at 4-1.

Ashleigh Barty
Marketa Vondrousova

The 23-year-old, Ashleigh Barty continued to be dominant and the Czech came up with few errors and quickly took back the service game that she lost, for a 5-1 lead in the first set of the Roland-Garros finals. And a lashing forehand on the set point from Barty’s end sent her one set closer the Coupe Suzanne-Lenglen.

Until the first set, Marketa Vondrousova was the only player left in the French Open draw who did not drop a set in the entire tournament, but Ashleigh Barty ruined that record of her’s. 

Ashleigh Barty continued to maintain her game score lead in the second set, despite Vondrousova coming up with some good tennis. The Czech came up with a straight forward service game and she held her serve with a simple backhand place on the vacant court.

The rallies continued to be short and but Ashleigh Barty was powerful with her tennis and declared her to be the new champion in Paris. After 46 years, an Australian woman lifted up the Coupe Suzanne-Lenglen and Magaret Court did it back in 1973. 

On her way to the finals in Paris, the eight seed, Ashleigh Barty defeated five American women in the draw and the Czech player dismissed Johanna Konta in the last four round and the 12th seed Anastasija Sevastova in the pre-quarterfinals of the Roland-Garros 2019.