CRICKET

Barty Clinches French Open Women's Title

Ashleigh Barty, the Australian who ditched Tennis to play professional Cricket for a year, smashed Marketa Vondrousova for six to lift the French Open Crown at Roland Garros.

She presented her Trophy to journalists in the Roland Garros Grounds.

Boasting a Bewildering Array of shots and Spins, the eighth seed crushed her Czech Teenage opponent 6-1 and 6-3 to win her first Grand Slam title, and Australia's first French Women's Singles Crown in more than four decades.

Not since Margaret Court's triumph in Paris in 1973 has an Australian won the coupe Suzanne Lenglen.

The victory lifts Barty to number two in the World -- a feat last accomplished by an Australian Woman in 1976 by Evonne Goolagong.

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