WATCH: Duchess of Cambridge and Tennis Legends Chat with Ashleigh Barty After Wimbledon 2021 Glory

Published 07/10/2021, 2:14 PM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 10, 2021 Australia’s Ashleigh Barty poses as she celebrates with the trophy after winning her final match against Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova Pool via REUTERS/Jed Leicester


World No.1 Ashleigh Barty defeated Karolina Pliskova in three sets to clinch her maiden Wimbledon Championships title. Even though she lost a close tie-breaker in the second set, she dominated the entire match and never gave any chance to Pliskova to bounce back in the remaining two sets. The final scoreline of the match was 6-3, 6(4)-7(7), 6-3. This is Barty’s second Grand Slam title after her French Open 2021 triumph.

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After winning the title, Barty met with tennis legends and her idols, Billie Jean King and Martina Navratilova, who gave her a warm welcome. Both Jean King and Navratilova were there to watch the match and definitely appreciated Barty after she won the Wimbledon Championships 2021 title.

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Apart from them, Barty also had a conversation with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and with the Duke of Kent following her victory at the Wimbledon Championships 2021.

After that, Barty even became a bit emotional and hugged her coaching staff and team. She was almost in tears of joy as she became the first Australian woman to win the Wimbledon Championships since Evonne Goolagong Cawley accomplished the same feat in 1980.

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Ashleigh Barty beats the in-form Karolina Pliskova in an exciting battle

It never looked as if Barty was playing her first-ever Wimbledon final. She was good right from the very start and won the first set 6-3 quite easily after breaking early.

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

However, the second set proved to be a little bit difficult for her. Although she established an early lead, she failed to capitalize on it- giving Pliskova the chance to strike back. As a result, the set reached the tie-breaker where Barty lost after playing some really poor and lose shots.

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The final set could have gone either way, especially when Karolina Pliskova had the momentum with her. However, Barty played her best tennis, didn’t hit too many unforced errors, and emerged as the champion of the Wimbledon Championships 2021.

Will Barty be able to end the year as the World No.1 player?

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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