The career of every athlete is marked by moments capable of changing history, tearing a smile or a tear and restoring part of the infinite number of sacrifices that characterize the life of a professional. A little over a month after the injury that forced her to retire from the second round of the Roland Garros, Ashleigh Barty has fulfilled one of her greatest dreams and she raised the Wimbledon trophy to the sky; the most prestigious tournament in the history of tennis.
The Australian champion, thanks to the 6-3, (4) 6-7, 6-3 trimmed to Karolina Pliskova, won the second Grand Slam title of her career and became the eleventh player still in business to win more than one Major. The last final without one of the Williams sisters at Wimbledon was played in 2014 and saw Petra Kvitova dominate a shy Eugenie Bouchard.
In the case of Pliskova it was the second Grand Slam final, not the first as happened to the Canadian, but the impact with the game had the same effects. The Czech lost the first 12 points of the match and gave Barty the break in the second game undergoing a delightful winning backhand slightly deflected from the tape.
Below the match point and the best shot.