Barty beats Pliskova to win Wimbledon Title
Barty won the first 14 points to take early charge in a 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 6-3 win on the 50th anniversary of idol Evonne Goolagong Cawley’s maiden win here.
“This is incredible,” said Barty, who dropped to her haunches in tears. “It took me a long time to verbalise, to dare to dream it and say it.”
Both women were making their debut in the final of the grass-court Grand Slam – the first time since 1977 that had happened – and that may go some way to explaining the rollercoaster nature of the match, which felt at times more like a battle of the minds.