You would struggle to find someone who enjoyed a better month of July this year than Ash Barty.
She claimed her first-ever Wimbledon title by defeating Karolina Pliskova in straight sets, as Australia cheered her on into the early hours of the morning.
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Barty showed no signs of a Wimbledon hangover as she bagged herself a bronze medal in mixed doubles at the Tokyo Olympics alongside fellow Aussie John Peers.
But the 25-year-old’s time in Japan was so much more than just winning a medal for her country. In fact, something as simple as seeing old faces made Barty’s time at the Olympic village just that extra bit special.
“That whole Olympic experience, being able to see a few Aussies I hadn’t seen since January, February, was…