Barty will play another final at Wimbledon ten years later

The Australian, a 2011 British Grand Slam junior champion, beat Kerber and aspires to be the fourth player to win as a senior as well.


Ashleigh Barty performed like a true number one this Thursday in the Wimbledon semi-finals. The 25-year-old Australian did your part as the tournament's top seed and seed, win and get into the final. And it was not easy, because in front of him was the champion of 2018 and finalist in 2016, Angelique Kerber, a former leader of the ranking who had been playing wonderfully at the age of 33, but who could not stop the varied and intelligent game of Barty, who has as a foundation a devilish and lethal cutback cut on grass (6-3 and 7-6 (3) in 1:26) .

Barty will return to play the title match at Wimbledon ten years after winning the junior tournament at just 15 years old. It was in 2011, when she beat the Russian Irina Khromacheva. This time she will face the Czech Karolina Pliskova or the Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka. If she succeeds, she will be the fourth woman to have a junior-senior double at Wimbledon after Ann Jones, Martina Hingis and Amelie Mauresmo.

Ash, who is already assured of staying at the top of the WTA ranking, made a great match against Kerber with 38 winners and just 16 unforced errors. The first set clearly dominated it and in the second she came back from 0-3 to force the tiebreaker, a luck in which she swept the German with a 6-0 start. This year he already has 34 victories on the circuit, with three titles (Yarra Valley, Miami and Stuttgart), and is the first number one to reach the Wimbledon semifinals since Serena Williams in 2016.

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