“Am so proud to be aussie”: Ashleigh Barty wins the Australian Open
Ashleigh Barty has been the first Australian tennis player since 1978 to the Australian Open winner. The number one in the world won the changeable final on Saturday in Melbourne with 6: 3, 7: 6 (7: 2) against the American Surprise Finalist Danielle Collins. Thus, Barty stopped the pressure of expectations and finished the 44-year waiting time of the sports enthusiasts Australians. Despite a 1: 5 residue in the second set, the 25-year-old was allowed to celebrate after the Tiebreak.
Collins missed the day before the men’s final between the Spanish 20-fold Grand Slam tournament winner Rafael Nadal and the Russian world ranking list second Daniil Medvedev in their first grand finale their first Grand Slam title.
Cool Evening – Hot mood
For Barty, everything was unusually cooled for this two grand slam weeks in the Australian summer: The Australian Tennis Icon Rod Laver was among the guests of honor as well as Chris O’Neil, which in 1978 as a previously last Australian at the Australian Open won and at the atmospheric show brought the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup to the Court.
From the beginning, the spectators in the well-filled ROD-Laver Arena mediated that they wanted to carry their hope with the title. Tirelessly sounded the “ASH” firing calls for the world ranking, the unfamiliar intended mistakes. In particular, the surcharge helped you find in the match.
Break to 4: 2 leads to the set gain
Collins continued their fotta to give up to sit down during the side change. At 2: 2 Collins had the first breakchance, but the Barty bravely bravely brave with a forehand to the line. Even from the audience, the tension seemed to fall off. Nervousness was at least not to be noted. Then the Grand Slam Finalbüttant helped with a double error on the first Breakball Barty but with. The Australian brought himself to the break to 4: 2, but did not cheer after the sentence gain.
The final act of the women’s tournament was a final of opposites. With the final deduction of the top-set barty, which was not a single sentence in the entire tournament course had been expected. The question was whether they meet the burden of expectations. On World Rank Lists 30. And at position 27 set Collins would hardly have been set. In addition, on one side, the only 1.66 meter Barty, which shines with its wide repertoire. On the other the force of the 1.78 meter American.
Monster comeback in the second set
And that brought about their emotions more and more into play, long dominated the second sentence with their aggressiveness and moved to 5: 1 of them. Barty, the first Australian Open Finalist since Wendy Turnbull in 1980, the sentence leadership seemed no safety. The first sentence loss threatened in the entire tournament course, but Barty fought back to 5: 5 – and was full of Tiebreak.
Collins found warm words for Barty: “It was huge to see how Ash’s ranking is highly climbed all the way to the number one and lives her dreams. I admire you as the player you are,” said the American: ” Now it’s time to celebrate a big night for Ash. “
Thereafter, the world’s ranking first took the microphone: “Wow,” Barty said euphorically and radiant when she had received the coveted trophy, thanked her team and her family in the audience: “This is just a dream of mine, who has become true. I’m just so proud to be aussie. “
For Barty, it is the third grand slam title after the French Open Jews 2019 and the Wimbledon victory last year. It may look forward to a prize money of around 1.8 million euros.