Barty, the world No. 1 from Queensland, outclassed her Czech opponent on Centre Court to win a second Grand Slam title of her career and become the first Aussie woman to win The Championships since Evonne Goolagong defeated Chris Evert in the 1980 final.
A nerve-jangling 6-3 6-7 (4-7) 6-3 win in an hour and 52 minutes saw her become just the fourth woman to lift the Venus Rosewater Dish – after Ann Jones, Martina Hingis and Amelie Mauresmo – to lift the ladies’ singles title having previously won junior Wimbledon.
Emotions were flowing after the final point.
She struggled to fight back the tears, bending to her knees in the middle of the court before climbing into the stands to embrace her team.
Having taken a year out of the sport – choosing to remain in Australia rather than return to the tour amid the ongoing pandemic – there were question marks over whether Barty deserved to remain as the sport’s No. 1 player.
But Barty – who won the first 14 points of the match – has answered those critics with a Wimbledon win to back up her 2019 French Open triumph.