Australia’s Ashleigh Barty became the new Queen of Wimbledon on Saturday night. She won the women’s singles title by defeating Karolina Piliskova of Czech Republic. Ashley won her second Grand Slam and first Wimbledon title with a 6-3, 6-7, 6-3 victory. Cricketer-turned-tennis player Barty won her first Grand Slam title as Roland Garros. Born in Queensland in 1996, Barty became the junior Wimbledon champion in 2011 in 15 years.
Earned name in cricket by leaving tennis
Barty’s first love may be tennis, but he is equally fond of cricket. He decided to take a break from the sport seven years ago after a first-round exit at the US Open in 2014. In 2015, he left the racket and took up the bat. Ash made such a distance from tennis that far from playing it, he had stopped talking about it. During that time his singles ranking was 216 and doubles was 40. Played as an all-rounder in 2015 for Brisbane Heat and Queenland Women in the Women’s Big Bash. Then when he set the flag in cricket, he again returned to professional tennis in 2016.
Carolina’s second loss in Grand Slam final
Barty, the first world No.1 to reach the Wimbledon final in women’s singles in five years, is now the first Australian since Evonne Goolagong Kawley (1980) to lift the Venus Rosewater dish. This is his second Grand Slam title after the 2019 French Open. In the first three-set Wimbledon women’s final since 2012, Barty struggled for one hour and 55 minutes to win. Her previous defeat was during the final of the 2016 US Open, when she lost to Germany’s Angelique Kerber in three sets.