“Hope I Made Evonne Proud” – Ashleigh Barty Breaks Down After Paying Tribute to Goolagong at Wimbledon Championships 2021

Published 07/10/2021, 11:42 AM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 10, 2021 Australia’s Ashleigh Barty in action during her final match against Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova Pool via REUTERS/Mike Hewitt


Ashleigh Barty becomes the women’s singles champion at the Wimbledon Championships as she beats Karolina Pliskova. She won the game by a score line of 6-3, 6-7, 6-3 as it took her nearly two hours to complete the job.

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Barty won her second Grand Slam title since the 2019 French Open. Ashleigh broke down on court as she hit the winning shot. An emotional Barty started crying after her win as she did the job on her idol, Evonne Goolagong Cawley’s 50th anniversary.

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Ashleigh Barty breaks down on court

Asheligh Barty broke down on court after winning the women’s singles finals. She climbed into the players’ box after her win, keeping the Wimbledon tradition on. The Australian has worked really hard for this win.

The whole world has reacted to the emotional win of Ashleigh Barty, as she survived a scare in the second game. The player is the first one since Evonne Goolagong Cawley in 1980 to win the women’s singles. Pliskova played a great game, however it was written for the Australian to win the title.

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Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 10, 2021 Australia’s Ashleigh Barty in action during her final match against Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova Pool via REUTERS/Mike Hewitt

Barty creates history for Australians at SW19

Ashleigh Barty became the first Australian player since Evonne Goolagong Cawley won it back in 1980. The wait is finally over after 41 years, as the number one seed beat the Czech comfortably in the third set.

Evonne won her first Wimbledon Championship in 1971, marking 50 years since her first title in London. Barty idolizes Evonne as she wanted to make her proud and end Australia’s wait at the All England Club.

The player respected her opponent throughout the game as they both went all in for the finals. Ashleigh was crying during the on court interview as well, as she collected her trophy from the royal family.

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