Top-seeded Ash Barty won her first Wimbledon title by defeating Karolina Pliskova in three sets.
Barty gathered momentum off a nervous Pliskova and then overcame a stumble to win 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-3.
Eighth-seeded Pliskova didn’t earn a single point in the first three games and then double faulted to give Barty a 4-0 lead.
Barty served for the match with a 6-5 lead in the second set, but made several backhand errors that allowed Pliskova to recover.
The Australian took a 3-0 lead in the third set and defended her serve until the end.
It is the second Grand Slam title for Barty, who won the French Open in 2019.
Pliskova reached a Grand Slam final for the second time. She was runner-up at the 2016 US Open. AP (HN)