Australian tennis had an amazing Wimbledon tournament. Australia picked up both the Boys and Girls Singles events at Wimbledon 2011.
Ashleigh Barty, 15, completed the double with a 7-5 7-6 (7-3) win over Russia’s 16-year-old Irina Khromacheva, the No.3 seed, on court one. In winning, Barty became the first indigenous Australian to win a title at Wimbledon since Evonne Goolagong-Cawley’s second triumph in 1980.
Barty’s parents cheered her on from their home in Springfield, Queensland.
“We were just so pleased and so proud for how she handled herself, the way she managed the situation,” father Robert Barty said.
“It’s amazing, it really is. You always hope that your children can achieve some really special things, and what she’s doing – even if she didn’t win – the fact that she’s the number-one ranked girl for her age is phenomenal.
“It just blows us away.”