Barty-Collins: 6-3, 7-6 (2)
She did it! Ashleigh Barty became the first Australian player to win the Australian Open in 44 years on Sunday. The world number one was scared but dominated globally Danielle Collins thanks to a powerful service and a great range in exchange.
94% first service success rate
After the first five observation matches, the Australian made the first break of the match with the result 3-2. Quite easily, she won the first set in her pocket thanks to an unstoppable service. It’s simple, when Barty hit her first ball, she almost always won the point, with 15 points out of 16 (91%). The five assets that added to this success in exchange offered the first set an easy Barty (6-3).
In the second set, the deal was very different. Danielle Collins showed the tennis she had shown against Swiatek in the semifinals. His powerful and accurate winning shots allowed him to quickly make two breaks ahead.
But Barty is not in vain number one in the world. After scoring 5-1, 30-0, they got stuck and relied on their own forces. Powerful in her service and clinical in exchange, she constantly pushed Collins to make a mistake. The momentum reversed and the American, who screamed with joy with each match won, drowned. Barty undoubtedly took over and won four games in a row. Defending their services, the two players left for a decisive “taibreak”.
From the start, Barty took control by making a mini-break. After confirming it, she once again took Collins’s service to afford a comfortable mattress in advance. The path was clear towards the title and, only after accepting the last point, the Australian offered himself the second set and the tournament. [7-6(2)].
With this title, Barty wins his third Grand Slam, after Wimbledon and Roland-Garros. She also becomes the 10th player in the modern era to win a Major without losing a single set. Above all, she offers the Australian public a title for women that has been awaited since the 1970s, when international players did not make the trip to Melbourne.