Wimbledon 2021: Champion Ashleigh Barty Says It Was 'miracle' She Even Played

Champion Ashleigh Barty says it was a "miracle" she was at Wimbledon and that her team had kept from her the chances of her recovering from injury in time.

The world number one, who beat Karolina Pliskova 6-3 6-7 (4-7) 6-3 in Saturday's final, pulled out of last month's French Open with a hip problem.

That was 37 days ago - this injury was meant to sideline her for two months.

"[My team] kept a lot of cards close to their chest and didn't tell me a lot of the odds," the 25-year-old said.

"I think them not telling me that just proved how much we were against the odds. I think now to be playing pain-free through this event was incredible.

"It's funny, sometimes the stars align, you can think positively, you can plan, and ... you can chase after your dreams.

"Being able to be able to play here at Wimbledon was nothing short of a miracle."



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