Ashleigh Barty: new queen of Roland Garros and aspiring to nº 1

The Australian won the first Grand Slam of her career on clay in Paris. An aussie tennis player did not win a major since Stosur at the 2011 US Open.


Ashleigh Barty (Ipswich, Australia, 23 years old) has just made history. The Australian has become the champion of Roland Garros after giving a real recital of tennis in the final against the young Czech promise Marketa Vondrousova (19 years), by a forceful 6-1 and 6-3. scoreboard From this Monday, Ashleigh will appear in the WTA as the number 2 in the world thanks to a triumph that has meant a lot to Australia.

Barty has become the first aussie to conquer Paris Grand Slam since his compatriot Margaret Court did it in 1973. And in addition, it cuts a 7-year drought in which no Australian tennis player had conquered a major ndo the relay to Samantha Stosur, who won the US Open in 2011.

Barty's promising career began precisely that year, when he won his first Grand Slam , but as a junior. She did Wimbledon at only 15 years old and has been playing tennis since she was 5, when her parents Robert and Josie introduced her to the sport. But her powerful tennis suffered a break in 2014 when, away from home by continuous travel, decided to pursue professional cricket to be closer to their own. The experiment was short-lived and he returned to tennis in 2016 as number 325 in the world. Now it is number 2 and a threat to the throne of Naomi Osaka. The Japanese has a tough pursuer ...



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