Ashleigh Barty beat Danielle Collins to win the Australian Open title, ending the home nation’s 44-year wait for a Grand Slam women’s singles champion.
Ace player Barty fought back from 5-1 down in the second set to win 6-3 7-6 (7-2) on a jubilant Rod Laver Arena.
The 25-year-old Queenslander has won the title without dropping a set in Melbourne this fortnight.
After winning the 2019 French Open and last year’s Wimbledon title, she now claims three of the four majors.
The Australian star player thanked all the staff as the ballkids stand on ceremony.
“It’s been one of my favourite experiences,” said Ashleigh, adding, “this is just a dream come true. I’m so proud to be an Aussie.”