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Australian Open 2022 Final: Ashleigh Barty wins women's title, dominates Danielle Collins

Barty is the first Australian woman in the 44 years since the last homegrown champion, Chris O'Neil, held an Australian Open singles trophy.

India TV Sports Desk Edited by: India TV Sports Desk
Melbourne Updated on: January 29, 2022 16:23 IST
Ashleigh Barty of Australia poses with the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup after winning.
Image Source : CLIVE BRUNSKILL/GETTY IMAGES

Ashleigh Barty of Australia poses with the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup after winning her Women’s Singles Final match against Danielle Collins of United States during day 13 of the 2022 Australian Open at Melbourne Park. (File photo)

Highlights

  • The Aussie defeated Collins of USA by 6-3, 7-6 in the final at the Rod Laver Arena.
  • The 25-year-old didn't lose a set en route to lifting the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup.
  • Collins, 28, was playing in her first major final in her 17th main draw appearance.

World number one Ashleigh Barty won the Australian Open women's title on Saturday night by defeating Danielle Collins in the final.

Barty is the first Australian woman in the 44 years since the last homegrown champion, Chris O'Neil, held an Australian Open singles trophy.

The Aussie defeated Collins of USA by 6-3, 7-6 in the final at the Rod Laver Arena.

Barty's Australian Open victory is her third Grand Slam title after winning Roland Garros in 2019 and Wimbledon last year, while she ends a long drought for Australian women at their home major that has endured since Chris O'Neil won the crown in 1978.

The 25-year-old didn't lose a set en route to lifting the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup for the first time and extended her head-to-head record over Collins to four wins from their five encounters.

Collins, 28, was playing in her first major final in her 17th main draw appearance, and her career-best run at a Slam will see her crack the top 10 for the first time when the post-Australian Open rankings are released on Monday.

(Reported by ANI)