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    Australian Tennis Player Ashleigh Barty Wins Roland Garros for 1st Time in Career

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Australian tennis player Ashleigh Barty won the 2019 Roland Garros, also known as the French Open, on 8 June, receiving the first Grand Slam singles title in her career.

    In the final, she beat Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic 6-1, 6-3.

    "It's unbelievable, I'm a little bit speechless. I played the perfect match today. I'm so proud of myself and my team, it's been an incredible two weeks", Barty said. "It's a special place for Australians here. Sam (Stosur) has done well here before and come so close. It's been a magical two weeks".

    The 19-year-old Vondrousova has congratulated her rival, saying "congratulations to you and your team, you gave me a lesson".

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    ​In 2018, Barty won the US Open women’s doubles together with CoCo Vandeweghe of the United States.

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