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Barty rallies to claim Australian Open crown

Posted On: May 22, 2022   |   Posted By: RT

Barty rallies to claim Australian Open crown

The women's world number one became the first Australian tennis player to clinch the tournament in 42 years
Women's world number one Ashleigh Barty is Australia's first Australian Open champion since 1978 after beating Danielle Collins in the final on Saturday.
Clinching her third Grand Slam crown in the process, Barty made relatively short work of Collins by clinching the match 6-3 7-6 (7-2).
🏆 ASH BARTY IS AN AUSTRALIAN OPEN CHAMPION 🏆
She didn't drop a set all tournament and defeats Danielle Collins 6-3, 7-6(2) 🤩 AusOpen pic.twitter.com/M7SS1CMSi6 - ESPN Australia & NZ January 29, 2022
As the scoreline suggests, however, the second set was more difficult for Barty, who at one point trailed her American foe 5-1.
In rallying back, however, Barty maintained a record of not dropping a single set in the tournament and was therefore awarded the trophy by fellow Indigenous Australian Evonne Goolagong Cawley who won the competition four times from 1974-1977.
🇦🇺 YES YES YES!!! 🇦🇺
ASH BARTY IS THE 2022...

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