Ashleigh Barty defeated former Wimbledon winner Angelique Kerber after 1:26 hours with a time of 6:3.7:6 (3). She now meets Pliskova, who beat second seed Aryna Sabalenka.
The women’s final at the All England Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, which took in £35.02 million, is Ashleigh Barty versus Karolina Pliskova. The Australian top seed defeated former Wimbledon winner Angelique Kerber on Thursday after 1:26 hours with a time of 6:3.7:6 (3). In Saturday’s final (3pm/Live Sky), Barty will now face Pliskova (CZ-8), who defeated second seed Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus by 5:7.6:4.6:4.
In front of 15,000 spectators at Center Court, Barty became the first Australian in 41 years to advance to the final on Church Road. The 25-year-old will now try to follow in the footsteps of Yvonne Gulagong, who celebrated her second victory at Wimbledon in 1980.
Kerber is on the right track, but Barty wins the tiebreak
Kerber was already well on her way to getting set compensation in the second set when she worked out at 5:3. Barty managed to equalize and in the tiebreak she was in a class of her own: she quickly led 6-0, but only used her fourth point of the game to hit 7 -3.
“It’s unbelievable,” Barty said happily. “It was one of the best tennis matches I’ve ever played.” “Angie got my best today and it was a great match from the first point. Now I have a chance to fulfill my childhood dream,” he said this final twice now. He had won the first show at the French Open in 2019.
Kerber – the 2018 Wimbledon champion – missed her fifth final in one of four Grand Slam tournaments and her third final in “Sacred Garden”.
Czech premiere Pliskova
For Pliskova, entry to the classic turf final is a first. On Thursday she won after 1:53 and won her third duel with fourth in the world rankings for the first time. “It seems unbelievable, I didn’t get past the fourth round,” the former world number one said after entering for the second time in a grand final. In 2016, she only lost to Kerber at the US Open. “I got a little frustrated in the first sentence, but it served incredibly well. I’m so glad I was able to win.”
After a mixed season, the 29-year-old Czech surprisingly reached the final and worked her way back into the top ten. Looking at it, Pliskova said, “It’s hard when you don’t play well. I tried to stay positive, my team helped me a lot. But I had success in the past and I haven’t forgotten how to play tennis.” On the field after their year.
Sabalenka could still be satisfied: she’s never quite got as far as Wimbledon at any Grand Slam event.
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