Wimbledon: Ashleigh Barty reaches women’s singles final on Saturday after beating Angelique Kerber in thriller | tennis news


Ashleigh Barty became the first Australian woman to reach a Wimbledon singles final since Yvonne Gulagong in 1980; World #1 said: “Being able to play on the last Saturday at Wimbledon is going to be the best experience ever” Last Update: 07/08/21 3:50pm Ashleigh Barty defeated Angelique Kerber in straight sets to reach the Wimbledon final for the first time in The world Ashleigh Barty became the first Australian to reach a women’s singles final in 41 years, defeating former champion Angelique Kerber. Barty’s impressive 6-3 7-6 (7-3) win over 2018 champion Kerber saw her qualify for a second Grand Slam final and have a chance to emulate her mentor Yvonne Golagong, who won her second All England Club title. in 1980. “This is unbelievable. This is the closest good tennis match I will ever play. Angie brought out the best in me. I am so proud of myself and my team and now we have a chance,” said Barty, who is dressed in honor of the uniform Golajung wore on her first win In 1971, a Saturday to try to fulfill our childhood dream.” “I’ve had an amazing journey, ups and downs and everything in between, and I wouldn’t change a single moment. It was unique, unbelievable, it was challenging. There were a lot of things that led up to this moment. I enjoy every minute. “Being able to play on the last Saturday at Wimbledon is going to be the best experience ever.” Barty has always looked well suited to the turf and won the junior title a decade ago at the age of just 15, and she immediately explained why against Kerber, who re-emerged on the big stage at this tournament after winning a warm-up title at home in Germany, as Barty won her first three matches using her. The serve hit effectively before Kerber got better, and slowly finds her rhythm. Kerber’s last win over a top-10 player was two years ago but she started the second set much better, taking advantage of a slight drop in level from her opponent and starting to assert some power going 3-0, 4-1 but the advantage was weak and it wasn’t a real surprise when he broke Barty again 5-4 in a weak match from Kerber. The German forced a tiebreak but quickly found herself 6-0 although she saved three match points, Barty snatched the win on her fourth chance. “Dreams don’t always come true, but you can fight back and do whatever you can to give yourself that chance.” World number 1 ashbarty has reached the final, looking to become the fourth woman of the Open Era to triumph at #Wimbledon after winning the junior title ✨ pic.twitter.com/tpPpUqhw1p— #AusOpen (AustralianOpen) July 8, 2021 Barty, who has not She travels at all last year as soon as the pandemic hits, quietly in showing that she belongs at the top of the women’s game this year. The 25-year-old will get the chance to hold her Venus Rosewater high on Saturday when she defeats the winner of the second semi-final between second seed Arina Sabalenka and former top seed Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic. Us on skysports.com/tennis, our Twitter account @skysportstennis & Sky Sports – wherever you are! Available for download now on iPhone, iPad and Android devices


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