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Ash Barty wins Australian Open singles tennis title, ending 44-year title drought for Australian women

The 25-year-old Barty now has major titles on three surfaces, adding the hard court at Melbourne Park to her win on grass at Wimbledon last year and on clay at the French Open in 2019.

January 29, 2022 / 04:37 PM IST
Ash Barty has won the Australian Open final 6-3, 7-6 (2) over Danielle Collins.

Ash Barty has won the Australian Open final 6-3, 7-6 (2) over Danielle Collins.

Ash Barty has won the Australian Open final 6-3, 7-6 (2) over Danielle Collins to end a 44-year drought for Australian women at their home Grand Slam tournament.

Barty won the first set with one service break but was down 5-1 in the second set after dropping serve in the second and sixth games. Collins had two chances to serve for the set but was broken both times.

Barty dominated after taking the set to a tiebreaker, racing to a 4-0 lead. Barty was the first Australian woman into the singles final of the Australian Open since Wendy Turnbull in 1980 and is now the first Australian champion since Chris O'Neil in 1978.

The 25-year-old Barty now has major titles on three surfaces, adding the hard court at Melbourne Park to her win on grass at Wimbledon last year and on clay at the French Open in 2019.



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Associated Press
first published: Jan 29, 2022 04:33 pm
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