World reacts to Ash Barty’s Australian Open 2022 triumph
Ash Barty's incredible Australian Open 2022 triumph has made an impact around the world.
More than four million Australians watched on television last night as Ash Barty claimed the Australian Open women’s singles title, ending a 44-year drought for a local champion.
The 25-year-old’s triumph resonated all around the world too, with countless peers and personalities sharing congratulations on social media.
Australian legend Rod Laver described Barty as “the complete player”:
Australian entertainment icon Kylie Minogue deemed Barty an inspiration:
Television personality and comedian Peter Helliar was impressed:
— Peter Helliar (@pjhelliar) January 29, 2022
Two-time AO champion Victoria Azarenka labelled Barty as “an example”:
There is just no better tennis player at the moment than @ashbarty
Most complete and focused! The way she is able to put pieces together and add a bit more to her game is absolutely admirable! What an example!
Congrats champ to you and all your team ❤️
— victoria azarenka (@vika7) January 29, 2022
Many other peers shared their congratulations, including fellow Grand Slam champions Simona Halep, Petra Kvitova and Angelique Kerber:
Barty’s semifinal opponent Madison Keys shared well wishes:
As did top-10 foes Iga Swiatek and Ons Jabeur:
AO 2022 quarterfinalist Alize Cornet deemed Barty “the best”:
Barty’s fellow Aussie players, including Ajla Tomljanavic, Lizette Cabrera and Daria Saville, were bursting with pride:
how special is this!!!!
— Daria Saville (@Daria_gav) January 29, 2022
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