26th June 10:55 PM
Ashleigh Barty beats Marketa Vondrousova to win French Open title
By Naveel Krishant
Sunday 09/06/2019
Ashleigh Barty [Photo:Kashmir Broadcasting Corporation]

Australian Ashleigh Barty has beaten Czech teenager Marketa Vondrousova in the French Open final to win her first Grand Slam singles title and complete a fairytale return to the sport.

The eighth seed won 6‑1 6‑3 against 19‑year‑old Vondrousova on the Paris clay.

Barty, quit tennis to play professional cricket in 2014, but returned to the sport 17 months later.

Now she is the first Australian to win a singles titles at Roland Garros since Margaret Court in 1973.

[Source:BBC]

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