Ashleigh Barty holds back tears after devoting Wimbledon title to Evonne Goolagong Cawley

“I have to thank every single person in this stadium, you have made my dream so special, thank you so much.

When asked to talk through that match point, Barty laughed and said: “I can’t remember it.

“It took me a long time to verbalise the fact that I dared to dream it and say that I wanted to win this incredible tournament.

“Being able to live out my dream with everyone here has made it better than I could have imagined.

“I didn’t sleep a lot last night, I was thinking of all the ‘what ifs’, but when I was out on this court, I felt at home in a way and I think being able to share that with everyone here and my team is incredible.”