It’s one of the best games of my career and that’s because Angie pushed me thereThe 25-year-old Australian said she will face Czech Karolina Pliskova (13th) or Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka (4th) for the title.
I’m proud of myself and will do my best on Saturday to win the championshipبطول, she added.
Playing this final would be the greatest experience of my life.
Barty was eliminated from eighth at the All England Club in 2019, just weeks after her success at Roland Garros, the only Grand Slam title she has recorded so far.
Against Kerber, I started in the hats and went 3-0 out. Then the 33-year-old German entered her match without being able to catch up.
In the second set, it was Kerber who managed to break the entry to break in turn at 3-0. But while the tour looked like a version of the first, this time in the German’s favour, Barty altered the scenario by breaking her opponent’s serve back to 4-5.
Barty led 6-5, took 10 consecutive points to seal the tiebreak and went out 6-0 in this decisive match, with six match points. Kerber saved three before surrendering.
Her return to the top is fantastic, though, as she was eliminated in the first round at the Australian Open in February and again at Roland Garros in June.
What made the difference was the grassKerber said after winning the quarter-finals. She won three Grand Slam titles: in Australia and the United States in 2016 and at Wimbledon in 2018.