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Australian Open Final: World No.1 Ash Barty CROWNED CHAMPION, ends 44-year-old drought; Danielle Collins wins hearts – Highlights

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Australian Open Final: Ash Barty CROWNED CHAMPION World No.1 Ash Barty is crowned champion of Australian Open 2022. She won the match in straight sets after defeating World No.27 Danielle Collins in a gruelling FINAL. As a result, she has become the country’s first player after 44 years to win the year’s first grand slam after Chris O’ Niel in 1978 in Melbourne Park. She has now won her 3rd Grand Slam with only US Open left in the basket. Follow Australian Open FINAL LIVE on InsideSport.IN & SONY LIV

Australian Open Final: World No.1 Ash Barty CROWNED CHAMPION, ends 44-year-old drought; Danielle Collins wins hearts – Highlights

The game began on an equal note before Barty dominated Collins to take the opening set. The American tried to stage a comeback in the second set in the final showdown. She broke Barty thrice but eventually lost it from a 5-1 lead. The match ended 6-3, 7-6 in favour of Ash Barty in an hour and 27 minutes.

The 25-year-old didn’t lose a set en route to lifting the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup for the first time and extended her head-to-head record over Collins to four wins from their five encounters.

Collins, 28, was playing in her first major final in her 17th main draw appearance, and her career-best run at a Slam will see her crack the top 10 for the first time when the post-Australian Open rankings are released on Monday.


The winners of the men’s and women’s singles trophies at Melbourne Park will each pocket $2.875 million (215254448.50 INR), while the runners-up will receive $1.575 million.

Australian Open Final: World No.1 Ash Barty CROWNED CHAMPION, ends 44-year-old drought; Collins wins hearts – Highlights

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Australian Open Final: World No.1 Ash Barty CROWNED CHAMPION, ends 44-year-old drought; Danielle Collins wins hearts - Highlights

BARTY vs COLLINS- 2nd SET

  • Ash BARTY is new Australian Open champion with 7-6 after tie-breaker
  • Barty leads Collins 5-1 in Tie-Breaker with crowd going beserk behind local hero.
  • TIE_BREAKER- Barty makes it 6-6 after a brilliant comeback in a gruelling contest at Rod Laver Arena.
  • 6-5 to Danielle Collins, She used her crashing serve to her advantage to finally return to the scoreline. Barty would be keen to take it to the tie-breaker.
  • 5-5 to Ash Barty, we seem to be heading towards a tie-breaker with Australian dominating Danielle Collins in the later stages of the second set
  • 4-5 to Ash Barty, she is back on the serve. The crowd goes wild in support of World No.1. Remember, she has not lost a single set in the Australian Open 2022. Another forehand winner, this time from 30-30.
  • 3-5 to Ash Barty, Danielle Collins has started to lose her focus. Forehand game coming to play as Barty takes it 40-0 and then comes up with an ace to reduce the deficit with all to play in the second set for Collins.
  • 2-5 to Ash Barty, long way to go in the second set. World No.1 stays alive in the second set. Can she stage a late comeback? She breaks it from 30-30
  • 5-1 to Danielle Collins, the TIDE has turned in Favour of Collins. The crowd remains stunned as Collins take it 40-15 against Barty. She has turned the match upside down will the crowd in favour of Barty. An exciting third set coming up next.
  • 4-1 to Danielle Collins, She is right on the money in the second set. The American is making hard yards against Barty but questions still looming if she can lead to world’s biggest upsets.
  • 1-3 Ash Barty remains unfazed in an intense built up in the second set for the ultimate glory. Her ability to reset helps her take it 40-0 to create pressure on Collins.
  • 3-0 to Danielle Collins, a riveting break with Barty losing advantage point twice sets up Collins for the third straight game. Collins has been serving brillaintly throughout the match.

  • 2-0 to Danielle Collins, Aggressive gameplay from America. She grabbed the opportunity with both hands coupled with full commitment. Few Americans were spotted in the crowd to pump Collins.
  • 1-0 to Danielle Collins, Can she fight back in the second set? American won’t bow down before the world No.1. She levels up with a brilliant forehand to take the game from 40-15.

Australian Open Final: World No.1 Ash Barty CROWNED CHAMPION, ends 44-year-old drought; Collins wins hearts – Highlights

Australian Open Final: World No.1 Ash Barty CROWNED CHAMPION, ends 44-year-old drought; Danielle Collins wins hearts - Highlights

BARTY vs COLLINS- 1st SET

  • 6-3 Ash Barty wins the opening set. She can’t wait to lift the trophy ASAP.
  • 3-5 to Danielle Collins, a confidence booster for American heading into the second set even if she loses the opening set. Collins hard-hitting show takes an ace after 40-30.
  • 5-2 to Ash Barty, she is back at her prime with Collins losing her firepower and shotmaking in the ultimate showdown. Barty 1 game away from first set
  • 4-2 Ash Barty extends crucial lead against Danielle Collins. Full credit to Barty for turning the table against clean hitting Collins. How the latter will react remains to be seen.
  • 3-2 to Ash Barty with the crowd playing a big role in the evenly poised battle. The last game lasted 5+ minutes with Collings advantage breached in favour of the Australian.
  • 2-2 to Danielle Collins, the American is using her backhand power to her advantage against Barty. A luck net cord helps Collins take the game
  • 2-1 to Ash Barty, a tough for Collins as Aussie dominates the opening serves. The packed crowd cheering Barty for the glory.
  • 1-1 to Danielle Collins, very confident in her opening serve, not afraid to do what she wants to execute in the early stages.
  • 1-0 to Ash Barty, clear on target for maiden Grand Slam but Collins looks ready for the challenge
  • STATS ATTACK! Barty is yet to lose a set in the Australian Open 2022
  • The two players are on the court & undergoing a 3-minute warm-up with the open roof.
  • Barty wins the TOSS and will keep the serve against Collins in a packed stadium with spectators capacity raised to 80 per cent for the FINAL.

  • Ash Barty makes her way to Rod Laver Arena. American Danielle Collins joins the World No.1 on the court.

Australian Open Final: World No.1 Ash Barty CROWNED CHAMPION, ends 44-year-old drought; Danielle Collins wins hearts – Highlights

1-ASH BARTY

Age: 25

WTA ranking: 1

Grand Slam titles: 2

Career WTA titles: 14

2021 Australian Open performance: Quarter-finals
Best Australian Open performance: Semi-finals (2020)

ROAD TO THE FINAL
First round: Lesia Tsurenko (Ukraine) 6-0 6-1
Second round: Lucia Bronzetti (Italy) 6-1 6-1
Third round: 30-Camila Giorgi (Italy) 6-2 6-3
Fourth round: Amanda Anisimova (United States) 6-4 6-3
Quarter-finals: 21-Jessica Pegula (United States) 6-2 6-0
Semi-finals: Madison Keys (United States) 6-1 6-3

Barty has hardly broken sweat in the tournament so far, storming into the final without dropping a set in her pursuit of becoming the first Australian to win the year’s first major since Chris O’Neil in 1978.

27-DANIELLE COLLINS

ROAD TO THE FINAL

First round: Caroline Dolehide (United States) 6-1 6-3
Second round: Ana Konjuh (Croatia) 6-4 6-3
Third round: Clara Tauson (Denmark) 4-6 6-4 7-5
Fourth round: 19-Elise Mertens (Belgium) 4-6 6-4 6-4
Quarter-finals: Alize Cornet (France) 7-5 6-1
Semi-finals: 7-Iga Swiatek (Poland) 6-4 6-1

Where to watch Australian Open LIVE streaming? The AO2022 will be streamed live on Sony Sports Network– SONY SIX or SONY LIV app in India.

Region Broadcaster
Africa beIN Sports, Supersport
South Africa Supersport
Australia Nine & Stan Sport
China CCTV, iQIYI, GreatSports Media
Japan WOWOW
Malaysia beIN Sports
Europe Eurosport, SSR SRG, Servus TV
France Eurosport
Germany Eurosport
Spain Eurosport
Switzerland Eurosport, SSR SRG
Russia Eurosport
Serbia Eurosport
India & Subcontinent Sony 6
Latin America & Caribbean ESPN International
Middle East beIN Sports
Qatar beIN Sports
Saudi Arabia beIN Sports
UAE beIN Sports
Canada TSN/RDS
North America & US Virgin Islands ESPN
USA ESPN
United Kingdom Eurosport
Singapore beIN Sports

 

Australian Open Final: World No.1 Ash Barty CROWNED CHAMPION, ends 44-year-old drought; Danielle Collins wins hearts – Highlights

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