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Impressive Barty reaches first Wimbledon final over ex-champ Kerber

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World number one Ash Barty overcame a second-set scare to reach the Wimbledon final for the first time on Thursday, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3) against former champion Angelique Kerber. Australia’s Barty, 25, rallied from 5-2 down in the set for victory in 1 hour 26 minutes on fourth match point. The 2019 French Open champ Barty will face Karolina Pliskova in the trophy match on Saturday after the Czech star came back from a set down to beat Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus in the other semi-final. Barty, who won the Wimbledon junior title in 2011, fired eight aces and 38 winners as she now aims for her fourth t…

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