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Congratulations Ash Barty

Victor P Taffa

Congratulations to Queensland and Australia’s Ashleigh Barty in defeating Marketa Vondrousova 6-1, 6-3 to win the French Women’s Tennis Open in 2019.

From the first game of the first set Ash Barty showed what grit determination that she has the and necessary courage needed to win the French Open and put Australian Tennis back where it should be.

Australia has a new Tennis Champion in Ash Barty.

Over many decades Australia has produced players who have become Champions in Tennis on all surfaces from grass to clay, rebound ace or hard court.

Male or Female Tennis players who win the Australian, French, Wimbledon and U.S. Open in a calendar year wins the Grand Slam.

Australia’s Most Recent Success In Tennis Major Championships:

Australian Open:

Champion                                          Runner-Up

1976 Men’s

Mark Edmondson (AUS)                    John Newcombe (AUS)

1978 Women’s

Chris O’Neil (AUS)                            Betsy Nagelsen (USA)


French Open

Champion                                          Runner-Up

1969 Men’s

Rod Laver (AUS)                               Ken Rosewall (AUS)

2019 Women’s

Ashleigh Barty (AUS)                        Marketa Vondrousova (CZE)



Champion                                          Runner-Up

2002 Gentlemen’s

Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)                        David Nalbandian (ARG)

1980 Ladies’

Evonne Goolagong Cawley (AUS)    Chris Evert Lloyd (USA)


U.S. Open

Champion                                          Runner-Up

2001 Men’s

Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)                        Pete Sampras (USA)

2011 Women’s

Samantha Stosur (AUS)                     Serena Williams (USA)


Ashleigh Barty hails from Ipswich, Queensland. Good luck Ash Barty in the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament which runs from 1-14 July 2019.


ARG               Argentina

AUS                Australia

CZE                Czech Republic

USA                United States of America



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