Ash Barty treads familiar path in bid to emulate mentor and Indigenous trailblazer | Emma Kemp

Australia is guaranteed a women’s semi-finalist at Wimbledon 50 years after Evonne Goolagong Cawley was crowned champion

Ash Barty’s temperament is no-frills. The Australian has understated down to an art form. Modesty is in her bones, and the world No 1 does not do fancy how a world No 1 might be expected.

Her actual tennis, though, as we have come to expect, is replete with all the technical trimmings, a backhand slice spraying spangles and a net game enriched with embellishments.

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