Game, Set and Match podcast: French Open wrap

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She'll then head down to the English south coast to play at Eastbourne, in a stellar field showcasing some of the world's best including Simona Halep, Kiki Bertens, Sloane Stephens, Karolina Pliskova and Caroline Wozniacki.

The eighth-seeded Barty executes an impressive variety of things well in her crisp, creative game.

Barty's French Open win was so moving that it even inspired rare public comment from Goolagong Cawley, who yesterday described it as "a wonderful result for Australia".

"All of our very popular Indigenous stars in all sporting forms, they grew up in small communities and they know what it's like to struggle", Sports Coordinator at South West Indigenous Network Kieren Gibbs told NITV News. Barty won the French Open tennis tournament women's final on Saturday June 8, 2019. Yet Barty's inner strength and outer authenticity have been visible in situations far more challenging than any tennis match, whether it's speaking frankly about her own tussle with burnout; standing up publicly for her former doubles partner, Casey Dellacqua, when Dellacqua was the subject of homophobic comments by past champion Margaret Court; or embracing and celebrating her indigenous heritage.

Barty raced to a 4-0 lead as she breezed through the opening set, taking full advantage of 19-year-old Vondrousova's early jitters.

Writing for the Sydney Morning Herald, Linda Burney supported this notion of Australia's top tennis star; a quiet achiever giving back to her community, behind the scenes.

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No sooner had Barty completed her breakthrough triumph than the pundits were asking whether she could pull off the rare Paris-London double. And by winning on clay, she has now figured out how to win on any surface. I felt maybe that was a possibility. There are more opportunities for kids to start playing tennis, both male and female.

Barty said she'd make sure she enjoyed the experience of being a grand slam victor this week then put it behind her to focus on the grasscourt season.

She makes it sound easy.

"Being an Indigenous woman as well, she really inspired me and gave me the hope that if I put my mind to it I can achieve something like that too".

"This trumps everything", Barty said at the time.

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