Tuesday, June 6, 2023

    Wimbledon 2021: Defeated Bertie Kerber to reach Wimbledon final for the first time

    London. World number one Ashley Barty defeated former champion Angelique Kerber in straight sets on Thursday to reach the women’s singles final at the Wimbledon tennis tournament for the first time. The 25-year-old Australian defeated Kerber 6-3, 7-6 (3) in the semifinals. In the final, she will face the winner of the second semifinal between Aryna Sabalenka and Karolina Pliskova.

    Kerber won the Wimbledon title in 2018 and was runner-up in 2016. After losing the first set against Barty, he had a chance to come back in the second set. Kerber was serving at 5-3 in the set but lost her serve at 0-40. The set is then drawn to a tiebreaker. French Open 2019 winner Barty took a 6-0 lead in the tiebreaker and then registered a win on his fourth match point. Kerber’s backhand then hits the net.

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    Bertie won the singles title at the French Open two years ago. She herself was the WTA Tour Finals Champion in 2019. After that, he reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open last year. Also, he became the US Open-2018 doubles champion.

    Tags: Ashleigh barty, tennis, Wimbledon, Wimbledon 2021

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