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“Ending The Drought”: Ashleigh Barty scripts history by becoming the first Aussie to win Australian Open in 43 years

Ash Barty of Australia poses with the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup at a park the morning after defeating Danielle Collins of the U.S. in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Mark Baker) MARK BAKER AP
Ash Barty of Australia poses with the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup at a park the morning after defeating Danielle Collins of the U.S. in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Mark Baker) MARK BAKER AP

Australian Tennis Star, Ashleigh Barty became the first Australian Open Single’s winner in the last 43 years for the home country of the Grand Slam. Ash defeated Danielle Collins 6-3, 7-6(2) and kept her World No.1 Title.

The last Australian Open Title for Australia was won by Chris O’Neil in January 1979 at the 1978 Edition of the tournament in Kooyong. Ashleigh Barty’s win brought an end to the 43 years drought for Australia in the Australian Opens. Ashleigh triumphed the entire tournament without losing a single set.

How did Ashleigh Barty’s win affect the rankings:

Ashleigh barty wins aus open women singles
Australian Open

Ashleigh Barty won the French Open in 2019, and the Wimbledon in 2020 which helped her rank up and attain the No.1 ranking, followed by World No.2 Aryna Sabalenka and No.3 GarbiñeMuguruza. After her phenomenal performance in the Grand Slam finals, America’s Danielle Collins reached the Top 10 for the first time jumping up 20 places.

Ashley Barty’s Words:

It was a little bit surreal,” Barty said. “I didn’t quite know what to do or what to feel, just being able to let out a little bit of emotion, which is a little bit unusual for me, and being able to celebrate with everyone who was there in the crowd, the energy was incredible.”

This is just a dream come true for me,” Barty exclaimed. “I’m just so proud to be an Aussie.

Upcoming Finals

Daniil Medvedev(left) and Rafael Nadal(right)

The men’s singles final is set to take place on Sunday with Rafael Nadal facing Daniil Medvedev for the Grand Slam title. Sixth-seeded Rafael Nadal has a chance for his 21st Grand Slam if he could fight his way to win the tournament from second-seeded Daniil Medvedev who is the current World No.2. Nadal would then break the tie for the 21st Grand Slam with Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer who are both at their 20 wins making him the ‘Best Tennis Player’ of all time.

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