Many celebrities gathered in the final at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne to witness this moment in sporting history from an Australian point of view. In addition to the arena name, they also find actor Russell Crowe and other former sports greats like Kathy Freeman, Ian Thorpe and predecessor Barty O’Neill among the spectators.
She and the other 15,000 spectators were rewarded for their attendance. Barty withstood the pressure and didn’t drop a set in the seventh game of the tournament. In the second round, after trailing 5-1, she saved herself in the tiebreak thanks to great play and good service. In this Barty was in the lead from the start, after nearly an hour and a half used her first match point against the world number 30 with a forehand pass.
For world number 1 Barty, who is of descent, it will be her third Grand Slam title after winning the 2019 French Open and winning Wimbledon in 2021. Collins, 28, will become a Grand Slam champion thanks to her first appearance in the final . The world rankings for the first time in the top ten.
Kokkinakis / Kyrgios win the doubles
Audience favorites Nick Kyrgios and Thanasy Kokinakis perfected Australia’s Sports Day with their victory in the men’s doubles. The tight-knit duo, who provided plenty of spectacle during the tournament, won the all-Australian final against Matthew Ebden and Max Purcell 7:5, 6:4.
Even the final match was not without excitement. Shortly before the end of the match, at Kyrgios’ insistence, security escorted three spectators away after being called while Purcell was dispatching.
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