French Open: Ashleigh Barty is the champion

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08 Jun 2019

Ashleigh Barty beat Marketa Vondrousova: Here are the records scripted

Australia's Ashleigh Barty put up a commendable performance to beat Czech Republic's Marketa Vondrousova in the French Open 2019 final on Saturday.

With both the women playing their first-ever final, it was Barty, who passed the test of holding the nerves and outplayed Vondrousova in a one-sided final.

As a result, both the women scripted some records and we have a look at them.

French Open 2019 Women's champion: Ashleigh Barty

Match report

How did the match pan out?

How did the match pan out?

The match saw a dominating start from Barty, as she broke Vondrousova twice in the opening four games to go 4-0 up, before the latter broke back to make the tally 4-1.

However, Barty held her nerves to win the opening set 6-1.

The same story was repeated in second set. Even though, it was a bit competitive but Barty edged past Vondrousova 6-3.

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Career

Barty's career stats so far

This was Barty's first career Grand Slam. Her previous best performance was in Australian Open 2019, when she reached the quarters.

Notably, her overall win-loss tally reads 208-83, with a win percentage of 71.5%.

This was also her third consecutive win over Vondrousova, as she leads the head-to-head ties by 3-0.

Barty: Sixth Australian women to win Slam in Open Era

Barty became the sixth Australian women to win a Grand Slam in the Open Era, the first after Samantha Stosur who had won the 2011 US Open. Interestingly, she ended 46-year Aussie drought in Paris, as Margaret Court was the last Australian to win here.

Cricket career

Barty switched focus to cricket for a brief while

Barty switched focus to cricket for a brief while

In 2014, Barty took a break from tennis and started to pursue a career in cricket.

She joined Queensland's T20 franchise Brisbane Heat, where she scored 68 runs in nine matches of the Women's BBL in 2015-16.

She also played a couple of matches in Women's National Cricket League, scoring just 11 runs.

She is also the first-ever cricketer to win a Grand Slam.

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