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Australian Open 2022 Highlights: Ashleigh Barty outplays Danielle Collins to win title

Australian Open 2022 women's singles final, Ash Barty vs Danielle Collins: Ash Barty beat Danielle Collins 6-3 7-6(2) win on Saturday and pick up her third Grand Slam title

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Updated: January 29, 2022 4:52:12 pm
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Australian Open Women’s Finals 2022 Highlights: Ash Barty ended Australia’s 44-year wait for a home winner at the Australian Open when the world number one staved off a fightback from American Danielle Collins to complete a 6-3 7-6(2) win on Saturday and pick up her third Grand Slam title.

Barty became the first Australian to win the event since Chris O’Neil captured the women’s title in 1978. O’Neil was present in the stands cheering as the crowd on the flooodlit Rod Laver Arena erupted when Barty converted her first match point with a forehand crosscourt winner.

When Collins appeared to be on the verge of levelling the match as she served at 5-1, the Australian showed nerves of steel and raised her game. Barty got the set back on serve and then dominated the tiebreak to complete a memorable comeback that left the home nation rejoicing all over Australia.

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Australian Open Women’s Finals 2022 Highlights: Ash Barty beat Danielle Collins 6-3 7-6(2) win on Saturday and pick up her third Grand Slam title

15:52 (IST)29 Jan 2022
Ash Barty seals the Australian open

We have the winner now. Ashleigh Barty wins her first Australian Open title after beating Danielle Collins in the women's singles final by 6-3 7-6.

 

15:38 (IST)29 Jan 2022
Collins trying to make a comeback!

After losing four consecutive games, Collins finally wins one. (Barty 6-3, 5-6 Collins)

 
 
15:25 (IST)29 Jan 2022

Another break for Barty and the pressure is back on Collins. Barty’s is growing in confidence after the first break and she has carried her momentum. The Rod Laver Arena has erupted for Barty. (Barty 6-3, 4-5 Collins) 

15:19 (IST)29 Jan 2022
Barty breaks Collins!

Superb from Ash Barty. she has broken Collins serve, the first time in the second set. She has found her forehand and is definitely not going down without a fight. (Barty 6-3, 2-5 Collins)

15:14 (IST)29 Jan 2022
Double break for Collins!

The crowd at the Rod Laver arena is shocked. Collins has pushed her way in, another break for the American. She has punched on every unforced error by Barty. Collins will be serving for the second set. What a remarkable. turnaround by Collins.  (Barty 6-3, 1-5 Collins)

15:05 (IST)29 Jan 2022
Collins takes 3-0 lead!

After a see-saw battle for the final point, Collins managed to hold her serve, which was followed by a huge roar from the crowd. She has extended her lead to 3-0. Collins has upped her baseline game and has won all the long rallies in the second set so far. An opportunity missed for World No 1. (Barty 6-3, 0-3 Collins)

15:01 (IST)29 Jan 2022
Big break for Collins!

Collins breaks Barty early. The American made the most of the forehand error from Barty. What a second set she is having. This is not one-way traffic anymore. We've got a match in our hands. (Barty 6-3, 0-2 Collins)

14:54 (IST)29 Jan 2022
Barty claims the first set!

The first set is over as Barty claims the set 6-3.

14:47 (IST)29 Jan 2022
That's cruel from Barty!

Happiness galore the Rod Laver Arena as Barty takes the 7th game 40-0.

14:39 (IST)29 Jan 2022
Barty survives

Collins displays full power and flexibility with her backhands but Barty is still there.

Score: Barty 3-2 Collins

14:36 (IST)29 Jan 2022
Collins still alive!

Collins is fortunate to take the 4th game of the first set.

14:34 (IST)29 Jan 2022
Barty is blazing!

Barty starts with two heavy serves to reach 40-0. She fires a serve to the left-hand corner and takes the game.

Score: Barty 2-1 Collins

14:24 (IST)29 Jan 2022
Collins with a point

Danielle Collins brings the second game to 40-15.

Score: Barty 1-1 Collins

14:22 (IST)29 Jan 2022
Barty is ahead now

Ash Barty wins the first game. 

 
 
14:18 (IST)29 Jan 2022
Final is up

The Australian Open 2022 women's singles final is going on with Barty hitting an ace.

14:16 (IST)29 Jan 2022
Match is about to start!
13:52 (IST)29 Jan 2022
Aus Open Final

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Australian Open 2022 final between Ash Barty and D Collins. Stay tuned for all the live action from Melbourne right here.

Ash Barty finally has a chance to end the hype _ and end a 44-year singles title drought for Australian women at their home Grand Slam. The top-ranked Barty is on a 10-match winning streak and plays American Danielle Collins in the final. Barty has dropped just one service game in the entire tournament.

Collins is 1-3 in four matches against Barty but her win came last year in Adelaide, Australia. Collins advanced to her first Grand Slam final with a 6-4, 6-1 win over 2020 French Open champion Iga Swiatek.

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