Barty Ends Australia's 46-year Wait for French Open Title

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"I think for me it's an opportunity to go out there and try bring it back to my style of tennis as much as possible and know at times it's not going to be in my control", Ms Barty said. Photo from Ash Barty's Facebook page.

Barty showed no signs of nerves in her first major singles final, demonstrating her varied skill set from the very start and icing the first set in just 30 minutes.

Barty had been a junior Wimbledon champion but had initially found the professional life tough, she struggled with the travel and battled depression.

Ashleigh Barty, who resumed playing tennis in 2016, will rise to No. 2 in the world rankings.

Australia's Ashleigh Barty will meet Czech teenage Marketa Vondrousova at Roland Garos in the title match at 9 a.m. ET on Saturday.

Novak Djokovic's 26-match Grand Slam winning streak is on the line when he and Dominic Thiem resume their rain-suspended French Open semi-final.

The 23-year-old will be one of the favourites at the All England Club and Tyzzer believes the confidence boost from the last two weeks in Paris will be huge.

Barty has impressed many with her cool demeanor in a sport where mental fragility is commonplace, though, and she needed every bit of that composure in her rollercoaster ride of a semi-final against Anisimova, which she won 6-7 (4) 6-3 6-3.

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Ashleigh Barty does not think she would have won the French Open if she had not taken an nearly two-year break from tennis.

In a women's draw filled with surprises, Barty faced only one seeded player, No. 14 Madison Keys of the USA, along with the women who eliminated Serena Williams and defending champion Simona Halep.

Ashleigh Barty reflected on "a insane couple of weeks" after the Australian was crowned French Open champion by beating Marketa Vondrousova.

"She has lots of tools and other players don't really know what they are or how she uses them, although Barty got her tactics spot on today".

"Congratulations to you and your team, you gave me a lesson", Vondrousova said to Barty after the match. Vondrousova will have her chances and she will have to exploit a good attitude for the clay-courts and all the light-heartedness of her nineteen years-old. She double-faulted twice in the opening game while ceding the first 10 points, and faced three set points down 5-3. Neither had even been in a major semifinal until this week, either.

Barty wound up with a 27-10 edge in winners against a far shakier Vondrousova and became the first Australian to win the trophy at Roland Garros since Margaret Court in 1973.

Barty, who was seeded eighth at Roland Garros, stepped away from the tour following the 2014 US Open, saying she felt tennis was a "lonely sport".

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