As we close the books on the 2022 Australian Open, let’s have a look inside the numbers of Ash Barty’s latest mind-blowing milestone. The Aussie is the first homegrown champion at Melbourne since 1978 – this and more about the 25-year-old’s inspiring run.
44 Years since the last time a home talent won the title at the Australian Open – Chris O’Neill in 1978.
2 With her title in Melbourne, Barty joins Serena Williams as one of two active players to have claimed major titles on all three surfaces.
11-0 Barty’s perfect January ends with a title at the Australian Open in addition to her Adelaide title earlier this month, as well as a perfect 11-0 record.
3 Number of times that Barty was broken in her seven matches at the Australian Open. Barty had her run of 63 consecutive service holds snapped in the fourth round by Amanda Anisimova, and then was broken twice in the final by Danielle Colllins. She held servce in 55 of her 58 service games in Melbourne.
30 Barty dropped just 30 games across her seven matches at the Australian Open. The Aussie is the third player since 2000 to drop 30 or less games across a full Slam.
5 – Ashleigh Barty has won the 5th Grand Slam title this century with 30 or less games dropped on the way to the trophy
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15 Barty claims her 15th career title with her triumph in Melbourne, and she improves to 3-0 lifetime in major finals. Barty has now won 12 of her last 14 finals.
24-8 Barty’s lifetime record at the Australian Open. The Aussie is 57-24 lifetime time in major singles matches.
113 Number of weeks Barty has spent at No.1 as of Monday. The Aussie is just four weeks behind legend Justine Henin, who is currently seventh on the WTA’s all-time list for weeks at No.1.