Ash Barty's French Open

 
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Well; someone has to say it. . . well played Ash Barty; a great win at the French Open, and extreme grace and good manners to go with it.

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  SinickleBird Chief Train Controller

Location: Qantas Club at Mudgee International Airport
She’s an absolute star - humble (unlike the Australian men tennis players), hard-working, talented, and doesn’t play the race card.

She makes me proud to be an aboriginal.
  ANR Assistant Commissioner

She is a star and true champion. Congratulations to her for her naturally gifted talent, hard work and determination.
  SAR520SMBH Junior Train Controller

SinickleBird,

I wouldn't put all the Australian men's players in the same basket by implying they're not humble. They're all pretty humble besides Kyrgios and Tomic.
  SinickleBird Chief Train Controller

Location: Qantas Club at Mudgee International Airport
Fair call, SAR520SMBH - unfortunately, Kyrgios and Tomic get all the publicity.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
She plays better on grass according to the media so I look forward to seeing what she can do in London come July 1.
  kitchgp Chief Commissioner

Good final by both - no grunting
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Fair call, SAR520SMBH - unfortunately, Kyrgios and Tomic get all the publicity.
SinickleBird
Tomic in particular is a complete tool. Kyrgios has a few episodes, but IMHO he's just a bit messed up, I'm hoping he'll "grow out of it" in time.
  justapassenger Chief Commissioner

Great night for Australian tennis last night, Dylan Alcott made history as:
- the first Men's Quad Singles champion at Wimbledon
- the first Men's Quad Singles player to complete a Career Grand Slam
- the first Australian player to complete a Career Grand Slam in any discipline since the Woodforde/Woodbridge men's doubles pair in 2000.

If he wins at the US Open he will complete a full Grand Slam, the first in any singles discipline since Steffi Graf in 1988 and the first in a men's singles discipline since Rod Laver in 1969.

Ash Barty was knocked out in the fourth round, but it was still a good result in the Women's Singles final as Simona Halep beat Serena Williams in straight sets. Certainly a great match by Halep, and good news for clean sport too.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
I know that this is an old thread, but I felt compelled to comment on Ashleigh Barty's win in the WTA Finals. The win earned her $6.4 million and yet her immediate reaction was to say that it would be nice to sit on the couch at home with a few beers and reflect on her year.
She is the epitome of sportsmanship (sportswomanship?), with no hint of big noting at all, and congratulations to her. Other Australian sportsmen and women please take note - this is how it's done.

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