Wimbledon champion relishing ‘awesome experience’ at Olympics
Ashleigh Barty is relishing the ‘awesome experience’ of representing Australia at Tokyo Olympics after winning maiden Wimbledon title.
The World No. 1 won her second Grand Slam title on Saturday winning 2021 Wimbledon after defeating Karolina Pliskova in three sets.
Only three women – Steffi Graff, Venus Williams and Serena Williams – have won Wimbledon titles and Olympic singles gold in the same year in the Open Era. The Aussie will be hoping to become the fourth.
It is a quick turnaround after Wimbledon, with the event starting in Tokyo on July 24th, however Barty is relishing the challenge.
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— Ash Barty (@ashbarty) July 10, 2021
“Being able to represent Australia at the Olympics is going to be an awesome experience and it’s important over this next period to celebrate the fact we’ve achieved something really special at Wimbledon.” she said.
Barty is bidding to become the first Australian in history win a singles gold medal in tennis at the Olympics.
“I have a lot of other goals, dreams that are in my mind and within my team and we’ll certainly reset in the next couple of days, enjoy some time together and then we go again. But really looking forward to the Olympics.”
“I’m extremely proud to be on my first Olympic team. And I know we’re united, 490-odd Aussie Olympians going over as one team. I’m excited to be a part of that. And I’m excited to do Australians proud, as every other athlete will. I’m certainly looking forward to that experience.” the 25-year-old added.
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