Wimbledon has its first winner after a COVID-19 induced hiatus last year as Ashleigh Barty who won the title by beating Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-3 on July 10.
Barty is the first Australian woman to reach a Wimbledon final since Evonne Goolagong Cawley in 1980, her victory comes as a major significance for the country.
According to a report by the USA Times, Barty dominated the match until the second set where Pliskova broke the tie moving down a shot that flicked the net lobbed in the air and was subsequently smashed back to the court.
Ashleigh Barty Wimbledon Winner
In the final set, Barty gained the championship point by hitting her seventh ace of the match, Pliskova netted it over and the match was over.
The no. 8 seed of the tournament, Pliskova has never won a major title as of now.
Being the first Australian woman to win the singles trophy at the All England Club after Goolagong, Barty said that she was inspired by Goolagong herself. She reportedly wore an outfit at Wimbledon that was a tribute to the dress Goolagong played in when she won the tournament for the first time in 1971.
Wimbledon First Woman Umpire In Men’s Singles
Wimbledon is all set to see its first-ever woman umpire as Marija Cicak in the Men’s singles event on July 11 which will witness the clashes between five-time champion Novak Djokovic and Matteo Barrettini.
The 43-year-old umpire holds the credit of judging at the 2014 Wimbledon women’s final between Petra Kvitova and Eugenie Bouchard and the women’s doubles final in the year 2017.
Being a native of Zagreb, a city in Croatia, Cicak has worked in the Olympics in Athens, London, and Rio in the year 2016 apart from working in 15 successive Wimbledon. In the Rio event, she umpired for the women’s singles final.