Reaching Wimbledon final a


Reaching Wimbledon final a "total dream" for Ash Barty

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World number one Ashleigh Barty is the first player through to Saturday's Wimbledon final.

The Australian will play in her maiden decider at SW19 after seeing off the 2018 champion Angelique Kerber in straight sets - 6-3, 7-6.

"This is incredible," Barty said after recovering from suffering a break in serve to win the second set.

"This is as close to a good tennis match I will play. Angie brought the best out of me and I knew I had to be at my best.

"Now I get the chance on Saturday to live out a total dream."

She'll face either second seed Aryna Sabalenka or former US Open runner-up Karolina Pliskova in Saturday's decider.

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