Ashleigh Barty (23) and Marketa Vondrousova (19) played their first major final and had never reached the last Grand Slam before the 2019 edition of Roland-Garros.
Back to tennis just three years ago, then at 623e WTA rank, after having abandoned for two years and having notably engaged in cricket in Brisbane, Barty will climb to second place Monday.
"It's amazing, I'm speechless, I played a perfect match, I'm so proud of myself and my team, it's been two weeks crazy, magical", responded Ashleigh Barty.
This victory crowns the best season of the career of the player, who won in Miami at the end of March its title until then the most prestigious, by offering three top 10 in passing (Bertens, Kvitova and Pliskova), then entered in the top 10 for the first time in stride. The Australian player now has five titles to his name.
First Australian crowned at Roland Garros for 46 years
Ashleigh Barty becomes the first Australian to be crowned at Roland Garros for 46 years (Margaret Court in 1973). And the first ranked Australian for 43 years (Goolagong in 1976).
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The women's finals began more than an hour and a half late, the end of the men's semifinal between number 1 Novak Djokovic and number 4 Dominic Thiem, finally won in five sets by the Austrian. Ashleigh Barty took advantage of Marketa Vondrousova's very shy start to escape quickly: 3-0 in seven minutes, then 6-1 in less than half an hour. She then left no chance for the young left-handed Czech to return to the game.
Before Roland Garros, Ashleigh Barty's best result in the Grand Slam was a quarter-final at the Australian Open in January.
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