Brilliant Barty Dedicates Wimbledon Triumph To Evonne Goolagong; 2022 Australian Open Tennis Tickets On Sale Now

Watch Wimbledon champion Ashleigh Barty return to play on home soil this summer and grab your 2022 Australian Open Tennis Tickets today! 

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The Barty party was in full swing last week at Wimbledon, as Australian sporting icon, Ashleigh Barty, picked up her second major title at the All England Championships. 

In a historic win, Barty defeated world No.7 Karolina Pliskova, two-sets-to-one, to become the first Australian tennis player to win the women’s singles title at Wimbledon since her idol Evonne Goolagong Cawley in 1980. 

Barty, who is of Ngarigo heritage, also became the second indigenous Australian to win the tournament after Cawley, providing a fitting crescendo to the end of Australia’s NAIDOC Week celebrations. 

It was a hugely proud moment for everyone across Australia, and as Barty has emphasised before the importance of her family, she immediately started to climb the gantries of Centre Court to embrace her family and coaching staff as countryman Pat Cash did 34 years ago. 

“Being able to live out my dream right now, with everyone here, has made it better than I ever could have imagined,” Barty told the Wimbledon crowd after the match. 

"I hope I made Evonne proud," she said, receiving rapturous applause from the crowd. 

Having dropped just two sets on her way to the final, Barty’s performance over the tournament was something to behold and has now put even more distance between herself and Naomi Osaka at the top of the WTA rankings. 

She was clinical, composed, and exploded into each match, notably powering past Pliskova in the finals to secure three break points and win the opening four games. 

But Pliskova, whose last victory on the WTA Tour came in Brisbane in 2020, wasn’t going down without a fight. The Czech forced her opponent to an eleven point tie break in the second, and drew level with Barty an hour and 30 minutes into the match. 

Although there was little she could do to halt the brilliance of Barty in the final set, the world No.1 showed her full arsenal of skills to break the Czech and dispatch an acute-angled forehand into Pliskova’s court to win the final 6-3 6-7 6-3.  

Incredibly, Barty has now won 19 of her last 22 matches against top 20 opposition, having only lost to Aryna Sabalenka in the Madrid Open final in May. She is also the fourth woman in the open era to win both the Wimbledon junior singles title in 2011 and now the ladies’ championship ten years later.  

Barty has now won 12 WTA Titles since she returned from her hiatus from tennis in 2016, where she swapped her racket for a cricket bat and started playing for the Brisbane Heat in the Women’s Big Bash League. 

The world No.1 was also a doubt to compete at Wimbledon this year, after being forced to retire at the second round of last month’s French Open with a hip injury. She revealed after the final that “being able to play here at Wimbledon was nothing short of a miracle.”

"There weren't too many radiologists in Australia who had seen my injury. In a sense, it was a two-month injury.

But this win is a testament to her character, sweeping her way through the tournament to beat a raft of tough opposition, including current last month’s French Open champion Barbora Krejčíková and three-time grand slam champion and 2018 Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber in the semi-finals. 

She also bested fellow Australian Ajla Tomljanovic in the quarter-finals, who will also return to Australia as a hero, having reached a career-high finish at a grand slam. 

The future is certainly looking bright for Tennis Australia. 

2022 Australian Open Tennis Tickets Are Available Today 

The exciting news is we’re now only six months away from tennis returning to Australia for the 2021 summer swing Down Under. And there’s no doubt Barty will be eyeing up the Australian Open’s Women’s singles title in January. 

You will not want to miss out on the chance to see either of these Aussie stars play this summer; grab your 2022 Australian Open Tennis tickets here today!

For Barty, the prospect of winning a grand slam on home soil will be her next big target. And there are even more records for her to break at Melbourne Park this January. 

Barty also could become the first Australian to win the women’s singles title at the Australian Open since Chris O’Neil, the last Aussie to win the championship in 1978. 

Having now won four tournaments already this season, there really is no stopping this high-in-confidence Ash Barty, who is now the favourite to win the coveted Daphne-Ankhurst Memorial Trophy at Melbourne Park.

As always, Australia’s number one will have the Melbourne crowd right behind her, and you do not want to miss out on history being made. Secure your Australian Open tickets via the Ticket Merchant today!

But Barty will have to wrestle the tournament away from a tough field of opposition, with 18 active major champions currently competing on the WTA Tour. And there has never been a more exciting time for women’s tennis, with ten of the last grand women’s singles slam champions being aged 25 or under.

We may also be verging on a new rivalry in women’s tennis with Ashleigh Barty, and current Australian Open Champion Naomi Osaka set to do battle for the Australian Open title next season. Osaka, who is supreme on the hard surface, will present a big challenge for Barty. 

With so much talent coming into this years Australian Open, you do not want to miss out on seeing these top players go head-to-head on the blue courts of Melbourne Park. So buy your Australian Open tennis tickets today!

After many fans missed out on attending the tournament earlier this year, 2022 is set to be the biggest tournament yet, with Tournament Director Craig Tiley is optimistic that next year’s event will be able to welcome a larger crowd while also placing ground passes on sale closer to the event. 

Tiley also affirmed that the tournament will not require players to undergo a strict 14-day quarantine, as was the case back in February. That means the biggest and best players will once again be travelling south to participate in the Major Down Under and do not want to miss out on seeing them in action. 

Both men’s and women’s Australian Open finals tickets are available online today at the Ticket Merchant, and you can also secure your tennis tickets for both day and night matches via the Ticket Merchant, Australia’s most secure ticket marketplace.