The 23-year-old Australian beat the Czech teenager 6-1 6-Three in simply an hour and ten minutes at Roland Garros
Ashleigh Barty gained her first ever Grand Slam singles title with a convincing victory over Czech teenager Marketa Vondrousova within the girls’s ultimate on the French Open.
The 23-year-old Australian took day trip from the sport in 2014, citing an excessive amount of strain earlier than returning three years in the past, through enjoying skilled cricket, ranked exterior the highest 600.
She has been on an upward trajectory ever since and was completely answerable for this assembly of two first-time Grand Slam singles finalists, successful 6-1 6-Three in simply an hour and 10 minutes.
Barty, who will likely be ranked second on the earth on Monday, is the primary Australian girl to win a Slam singles title since Sam Stosur on the US Open in 2011 and the primary in Paris since Margaret Courtroom in 1973.
This was a crushing finish to an excellent fortnight for Vondrousova, who had hoped to emulate Jelena Ostapenko’s achievement of two years in the past by successful the title as an unseeded participant, however she will likely be ranked 16th on Monday and can absolutely have extra probabilities at Slam degree.
Whereas this was not the ultimate many would have predicted, it was a gathering between two of essentially the most in-form gamers of 2019.
Barty has soared into the top 10 while Vondrousova, who began the year ranked 67, has won more matches since the Australian Open than any other woman.
Hanging around for an hour and a half while the delayed men’s semi-final between Novak Djokovic and Dominic Thiem was completed would hardly have helped either of their nerves.
Vondrousova had begun very shakily in her semi-final against Johanna Konta, and it was the identical once more right here, however this time she didn’t obtain any assist from her opponent.
Barty, who had been thought-about a possible Slam champion on quicker surfaces however not clay, was within the groove from the beginning, serving strongly and putting the ball confidently into the corners.
The Australian had been 5-Zero up in opposition to Amanda Anisimova within the final 4 solely to lose the primary set however there was no signal of her letting her grip go right here.
Vondrousova’s touch-based, tactical sport makes her a difficult opponent for plenty of gamers however Barty performs the same model and was not unsettled by the drop photographs and lobs coming her method.
The Australian is without doubt one of the world’s main doubles gamers and gained her first grand slam title in that format on the US Open final yr with American Coco Vandeweghe.
Vondrousova desperately wanted to get some form of foothold within the match, and he or she dug in to carry for 1-2 within the second set.
She was no less than doing a significantly better job of holding her serve however she was unable to make any headway on Barty’s and at 3-5 discovered herself serving to remain within the match.
A netted forehand introduced up a primary match level for Barty, which she took with a easy smash earlier than elevating her arms within the air.