Ashleigh Barty clinches Australian Open title, ends home champion drought - National | Globalnews.ca

2022-01-29 4:18:00 PM

“This is just a dream come true for me,' said Barty.

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“This is just a dream come true for me,' said Barty .

Ashleigh Barty defeated Danielle Collins in final on Saturday, ending a 44-year drought for Australia n women at their home Grand Slam tournament.

Trending StoriesCanada ends U.S. travel exemption for B.C. residents in need of essential supplies after floodStory continues below advertisementThe 28-year-old Collins was the fourth American to take on Barty in four consecutive rounds. Barty had beaten Anisimova, Jessica Pegula and 2017 U.S. Open runner-up Madison Keys in straight sets.

Collins had spent more than four hours longer on court than Barty in her previous six matches, having to come back from a set and break down to beat Danish teenager Clara Tauson in the third round and rally from a set down to beat Elise Mertens in the fourth.

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Barty to face Collins in bid to end Australian title drought Ash Barty ended a 42-year drought just by reaching the Australia n Open final. The top-ranked Barty needs one more victory over Danielle Collins to be the first Australia n woman to win her home Grand Slam title since 1978. It's crazy how she's cruising through this Grand Slam. Ash vs America at this point.. 4 straight Americans to defeat!

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Barty hadn’t dropped a set and had only conceded one service game through six matches, against American Amanda Anisimova in the fourth round.0 MELBOURNE, Australia -- Ash Barty ended a 42-year drought just by reaching the Australian Open final.0 MELBOURNE, Australia -- Ash Barty ended a 42-year drought just by reaching the Australian Open final.Canadian researchers find security flaws in Chinese government’s MY2022 Olympic app Canadian researchers find security flaws in Chinese government’s MY2022 Olympic app – Jan 18, 2022 Athletes will need to get over their jet lag and get used to the venues, the administration added.

Trending Stories Canada ends U.S. Danielle Collins is in her way. travel exemption for B. The 28-year-old American was dominant in a 6-4, 6-1 win over 2020 French Open champion Iga Swiatek in the second of the two semifinals on Thursday.C. The women's final is set for Saturday. residents in need of essential supplies after flood Story continues below advertisement The 28-year-old Collins was the fourth American to take on Barty in four consecutive rounds.” On Wednesday, China’s Taiwan Affairs Office referred to Taiwan’s team as being from “China, Taipei,” rather than the official terminology of “Chinese Taipei.

Barty had beaten Anisimova, Jessica Pegula and 2017 U.'' Barty is the first Australian since Wendy Turnbull in 1980 to reach the women's singles final at the tournament.'' Barty is the first Australian since Wendy Turnbull in 1980 to reach the women's singles final at the tournament.S. Open runner-up Madison Keys in straight sets. Barty has already won major titles on grass at Wimbledon and clay at the French Open. Collins had spent more than four hours longer on court than Barty in her previous six matches, having to come back from a set and break down to beat Danish teenager Clara Tauson in the third round and rally from a set down to beat Elise Mertens in the fourth. Collins is into her first Grand Slam final. Read more: Canada’s Auger-Aliassime drops 5-set heartbreaker to Medvedev at Australian Open Barty took the first set after saving a break point in the fifth game and then breaking in the next. Both semifinals were over quickly.

Not to be outdone, Collins hit back quickly with her high-intensity game, breaking Barty’s serve in the second and sixth games to take a 5-1 lead. Collins twice served for the set and twice was within two points of leveling the match and taking her first Grand Slam final to a deciding set. She converted four of her six break-point opportunities, and saved the only two break points she faced on her serve against the 2017 U. She converted four of her six break-point opportunities, and saved the only two break points she faced on her serve against the 2017 U. 4:24 Australian court dismisses Djokovic appeal, tennis star deported Australian court dismisses Djokovic appeal, tennis star deported – Jan 16, 2022 But Barty launched a comeback, picking up the energy from an almost full house in Rod Laver Arena, despite government restrictions on ticket sales in the COVID-19 pandemic. Story continues below advertisement She won five of the next six games to force a tiebreaker and then took control by racing to a 4-0 lead. Open champion runner-up. “As an Aussie, the most important part of this tournament is being able to share it with so many people,” Barty said. In six matches so far at the tournament, she has dropped one service game.

“This crowd is one of the most fun I’ve ever played in front of. ``It's unreal. You relaxed me, forced me to play my best tennis.” Read more: Playing by the rules: COVID-19 vaccine exemptions in sport and the Djokovic saga Barty congratulated Collins and told her she “absolutely” belonged in the Top 10, adding: “I know you’ll be fighting for many of these in future. ``I love coming out here and playing in Australia. ``I love coming out here and playing in Australia.” The run to the final was the best at a Grand Slam so far for Collins, who reached the semifinals in Australia in 2019 and the quarterfinals at Roland Garros. She paid tribute to her longtime mentor Marty Schneider and her boyfriend Joe Vollen, who were in the stands for support. Now we have a chance to play for a title.

“Thank you for believing in me,” she said, crying. It's unreal. “I haven’t had a ton of people believing me in my career.'' The 27th-seeded Collins took only 78 minutes to beat the seventh-seeded Swiatek. To support me every step of the way means everything to me.” © 2022 The Canadian Press . She hit 27 winners, had only 13 unforced errors and imposed her relentless energy on the match. She hit 27 winners, had only 13 unforced errors and imposed her relentless energy on the match.