Ash Barty wins first Wimbledon title


Ash Barty has made history, becoming the first Australian woman to win Wimbledon since Evonne Goolagong Cawley in 1980.

The 25-year-old Australian defeated Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-3 on Centre Court in a final of firsts. Saturday marked the Wimbledon championship debut for both Barty and Pliskova.

Barty’s Wimbledon win is her second Grand Slam title. The world No. 1 won the French Open in 2019.

After the match, Barty highlighted Goolagong Cawley’s impact on her career.

“I hope I made Evonne proud,” she said.