Wimbledon 2021: Barty overpowers Kerber to reach first final in London

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Top seed Ash Barty turned the first Australian girl to reach the Wimbledon singles final for 41 years after beating former champion Angelique Kerber 6-3 7-6(3) on Thursday.

The 25-year-old will now goal to emulate Evonne Goolagong who received the second of her two Wimbledon crowns in 1980.

After saving a break level in a nervy opening sport on a sunny Centre Court, world primary Barty was supreme in the first set as her all-court sport flowed on the grass.

The 33-year-old Kerber used all her expertise on the floor to hit again in the second set and appeared poised to take it right into a decider when serving at 5-3.

But Barty received again in the groove and broke to love.

Kerber’s sport went off in the tiebreak and Barty surged right into a 6-0 lead and regardless of lacking out on three match factors she was by no means going to let her alternative slip.

A netted backhand from Kerber despatched Barty by to her second Grand Slam final, having received the French Open in 2019.

She will face Karolina Pliskova or second seed Aryna Sabalenka in Saturday’s showpiece — the first time since 1977 that each finalists are in their maiden Wimbledon final.

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