WIMBLEDON: Prince William and his wife Kate are in the Royal Box for the women’s Wimbledon final.
The royal couple took their seats to a loud round of applause just before top-seeded Ash Barty and eighth-seeded Karolina Pliskova walked onto Center Court for the final.
The women’s Wimbledon final was between top-ranked Ash Barty and eighth-seeded Karolina Pliskova.
Barty won her first Wimbledon title on the 50th anniversary of fellow indigenous Australian Evonne Goolagong Cawley's maiden crown, beating Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 6-7 (4/7), 6-3 in the final on Saturday.
The 25-year-old Australian - who wore a specially-designed dress in tribute to Cawley's iconic scallop one she sported in 1971 - adds the Wimbledon crown to her 2019 French Open title.
"It took me a long time to verbalise, to dare to dream it and say it," said Barty, who was also fulfilling a childhood dream.
"I didn't sleep a lot last night, I was thinking of all the what-ifs. I hope I made Evonne proud."
It was the first women's Wimbledon final to go to three sets since 2012 when Serena Williams beat Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska.
Barty is also the first top seed to win the women's title since Williams in 2016.