Ash Barty Just Became The First Aussie To Win The French Open In 46 Years
Tennis superstar Ash Barty has made history as the first Australian to win the French Open in 46 years after demolishing Czech teenager Marketa Vondrousova in just two sets.
The final scoreboard was impressive, to say the least: 6-1, 6-4.
We bet the trophy and the casual $3.73 million cheque were nice lil’ additions too.
As well as being the first Aussie to take home the title in a long time, Ash is also the first Indigenous woman to win since Evonne Goolagong Cawley back in 1971.
Ash’s celebration after delivering the winning shot is as Aussie as it gets and we love her for it:
“It’s unbelievable, I’m speechless,” she expanded later, “I played the perfect match today.”
“To my team, thank you guys for sticking with me. It’s been the most amazing journey we’ve been on the past three years, and I feel like it’s just the start. Let’s go celebrate tonight.
The win is even more impressive when you know two main things about Ash:
1. She’s 23-years-old (we thought 23 year olds just went for brunch all day every day).
2. She took an 18 month hiatus from tennis to play cricket competitively.
Yep, a woman of many talents, Ash made a sudden career change about two years ago and began playing cricket with Brisbane Heat in the WBBL.
But it looks like tennis was where Ash was meant to end up all along:
Wait, we like this one better:
Congrats Ash, you bloody legend!
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