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Tennis-Barty emulates idol Goolagong to claim first Wimbledon title

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By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) -Ash Barty joined an illustrious list of Australian names etched on Wimbledon silverware as she beat Karolina Pliskova in a nerve-shredding final to become the first woman from Down Under to win the singles title for 41 years on Saturday. The 25-year-old world number one looked on course for an embarrassingly easy triumph as Pliskova suffered one of the worst starts ever seen in a Wimbledon final, but eventually needed her best to claim a 6-3 6-7(4) 6-3 victory. After Pliskova struck a backhand into the net following one hour and 55 minutes of see-sawing actio…

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