Fifty years after Evonne Goolagong’s first victory (who had dropped an encore nine years later) Ashleigh Barty brings the Australian flag back to the lawns of Church Road. The number one of the seeding – who lost only six of the forty games played this season – also survives against Angelique Kerber in the semifinal of Wimbledon 2021.
Kerber won the Championships in 2018. The Australian tennis player has trivially won the most important points. It is no coincidence that she – after the break at the start – she recovers from a 0-30 situation at both 3-1 and 5-3 and puts her head ahead at the first useful opportunity.
Kerber tries to make some small improvements to the tactical plan during the second fraction, even if the break that she engages in the start and that produces in parallel the 5-3 does not prove to be sufficient. Barty recovers the disadvantage and thanks to a 6-0 split in the jeu decisif she closes at 6-3 7-6 (3) and her second Grand Slam final in her career.
A first Wimbledon final.@AshBarty, 50 years on since Evonne Goolagong Cawley won at The Championships, is one victory away from emulating her idol after beating Angelique Kerber 6-3, 7-6(3) 🇦🇺#Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/qgWxKoKYvI
— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 8, 2021