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.