VOV.VN – Ashleigh Barty won a dramatic victory over Danielle Collins in the women’s singles final to step up to the Australian Open 2022 championship, thereby becoming the first female tennis player of the host country to lift the trophy after. 44 years of waiting.
Winning the Australian Open 2022, Barty ended the host country’s 44-year wait
In the first set of the final, Ashleigh Barty broke the fourth game to win 6-3. In the second set, Ashleigh Barty was at a disadvantage when twice to lose the break in the 4th game and the 6th game against the American opponent.
Danielle Collins led 5-1 and seemed to win the second set to equalize the score 1-1. However, Ashleigh Barty made a comeback when breaking in the 7th and 9th games to equalize the score 5-5, then dragged the set into a tie-break series.
Entering the tie-break series, Ashleigh Barty won an overwhelming 7-2 victory over Danielle Collins to step up to the Australian Open 2022 champion with the scores of 6-3 and 7-6 respectively after 1 hour 27 minutes.
Tennis Australia ended a 44-year wait when Ashleigh Barty became the first female host to win the title, since Chris O’Neil. Coincidentally, Chris O’Neil also beat an American opponent, Betsy Nagelsen 6-3 and 7-6 in the women’s singles final in 1978.
For Ashleigh Barty personally, this is the third title in this player’s career after winning the throne at Roland-Garros and Wimbledon 2021. The Australian tennis player is also impressive when he owns a record of winning all matches. Grand Slam women’s singles and was crowned on all 3 types of courts.
This day in the past: Djokovic lost shockingly at the Australian Open
On January 19, 2017, Djokovic as the 2nd seed entered the second round match of men’s singles with opponent Denis Istomin, from Uzbekistan. At that time, Nole owned 12 Grand Slams, ranked 2nd in the world while Istomin ranked 117th and only won tickets to the tournament with a wild card.
However, Istomin excellently defeated Novak Djokovic after 5 sets with the score 7-6(10/8), 5-7, 2-6, 7-6(7/5), 6-4. It is one of the biggest feats of Asian tennis players.
In the match 5 years ago, Istomin scored many times in Djokovic’s nets, and made it difficult for the world No 2 player by hitting the ball deep into the bottom two corners of the court. Commenting on the match, the AP news agency then wrote: “Istomin has won one of the most unexpected victories in Australian Open history. A player who only reached the third round has beaten the defending champion 6 times. at this tournament”.
From winning the Australian Open for the first time in 2008 until losing to Istomin in 2017, Djokovic has always reached at least the quarterfinals at his first Grand Slam tournament of the year.
This year (2022), Djokovic was unable to defend his Australian Open title when he had visa problems and was unable to attend the tournament.
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