Ash Barty wins her first French open
Ash Barty has become the first Australian woman to win the French open in more than 40 years, with a dominating 6-1, 6-3 straight sets win
She said after her win: “It’s unbelievable. I played the perfect match today I’m so proud of myself and my team, it’s been a perfect two weeks.”
Barty paid tribute to runner up Marketa Vondrousova, who was ranked number 38 before the match.
“She’s only just starting her climb, she’s going to be in many more grand slam finals, I’m sure,” she said.
Barty has become the first Australian woman to win the French Open since Margaret Court in 1973.
Barty now joins Australian legends Margaret Court, Evonne Goolagong Cawley, and Lesley Bowrey on the Roland Garros honour roll.
“Roland Garros it’s a special place for Australian players,”
“Sam Stosur has done so well here in the past, I’m incredibly proud of what I have been able to achieve and it’s been an amazing two weeks.”
Barty paid tribute to her team in her victory speech as she received the championship trophy.
“To my team, thank you guys for sticking with me,” she said.
“This is just the start for us, let’s go and celebrate tonight.”
Barty’s grand slam victory rockets the 23-year-old to No. 2 in the world and places her as a favourite in Wimbledon next month.
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