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  • July 4th, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

ashleigh-zimbio-reduced2.jpgVictory in the Wimbledon Girls’ Tennis  for Ashleigh Barty, (picture, with Yvonne Goolagong Cawley, Wimbledon champion 1980), capped a great week for young Australian contenders.

The win accompanied that of Luke Saville in the  Boys’, and Bernard Tomic’s get-up-and-fight challenge to the Champion, Novak Djokovic, in the quarter-finals last week.

ashleigh-barty-wibbledon-tennis.jpgAshleigh Barty, 16, from Ipswich in Queensland, defeated Russia’s Irina Khromacheva,  (3.7.11)   –  7-5, 7-6, (7/3).

She told a media conference later she had gone into the competition with good support.

“I‘m the only girl here, otherwise it’s all boys”, she said.

“All of us Aussies are pretty close and I appreciated the support from them…

“I was happy to get past the first round let alone win it.”

What had led her to play elite-level tennis?

“I didn’t want to play Netball, so I thought I’d give it a go….”

See video:, (4.7.11).

See also EUAustralia Online: “Sports: Big Weekend”, 3.7.11; “Tennis: Tomic falls, honourably …”, 30.6.11.

Pictures   zimbio / Wimbledon Tennis