French Open trophy gaffe gives Australia another champion

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In this game you can't sit still and she knows that. "I got an unbelievable amount of messages over the last couple of days from those cricket girls who were some of my best friends", ESPNcricinfo quoted the Australian player as saying.

Former tennis star Sue Barker was served an injustice after her nationality was assigned incorrectly on the French Open trophy. So why does it take winning a Grand Slam for a champion like Barty to get the attention she deserves? It was just a bad match-up for Vondrousova, who likes to disrupt opponents with her drop-shot and slice backhand, but couldn't hurt Barty at all with those shots.

This year's NRL pre-season provides perhaps the most obvious recent example, after a litany of off-field incidents relating to violence against women forced the Australian Rugby League Commission to announce it would stand down players facing serious indictable offences.

Here Barty is hailed a sporting hero - a household name long before she joined the illustrious club of Grand Slam Champions.

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"Evonne's outstanding achievements and her passion for helping the Indigenous community are two things I admire".

Barty's breakthrough win at the French Open provides an opportunity to change this pattern of media coverage.

Working as if she had a dinner reservation, Barty went up 4-0 in a scant 10 minutes before Vondrousova, still valiantly pounding her heavy groundstrokes, broke her to get on the board.

Writing for the Sydney Morning Herald, Linda Burney supported this notion of Australia's top tennis star; a quiet achiever giving back to her community, behind the scenes. It takes an unusual mastery of different playing styles and surfaces to be successful on both clay and grass in five weeks.

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"Because she's also Indigenous like me, it made me feel comfortable around her". "I met an unbelievable group of people who couldn't care less whether I could hit a tennis ball or not".

She makes it sound easy.

"Now that Ash has won a championship it's made me look up to her even more because she's patient and a hard worker", Sienna told NITV News.

"She requires that and really pushes us for it".

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"This trumps everything", Barty said at the time.