Barty triumphs at Wimbledon

Ash Barty is now a Wimbledon champion defeating Karolina Pliskova in the decider 6-3, 6-7, 6-3.

The 25-year-old marked the 50th anniversary of fellow Australian Evonne Goolagong Cawley's first triumph at the All England Club.

Barty said the moment was better than she even imagined.

"It took me a long time to verbalise the fact that I wanted to dare to dream and say I wanted to win this incredible tournament," Barty said.

"My team is incredible, they are with me every single step of the way. I can't thank them enough for sacrificing their time and energy into my career and into my dreams."

She admitted she came close to not playing the tournament after aggravating a hip injury during the French OPen.

"Just even chatting to my team now, once we've come off the court, they kept a lot of cards close to their chest and didn't tell me a lot of the odds,"

"They didn't tell me a lot of the information that they'd got from other specialists. There weren't too many radiologists in Australia who had seen my injury.

"In a sense it was a two-month injury. Being able to play here at Wimbledon was nothing short of a miracle."

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