There are plenty of reasons for Ash Barty to be smiling at the moment but the Aussie star was seemingly caught off guard when asked about her boyfriend Garry Kissick during a post-match press conference.
Fronting the media after ending French Open champion and 14th seed Barbora Krejcikova’s 15-match winning streak in straight sets at Wimbledon, Barty deserved to be happy.
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She expressed some rare emotion with a cry of “yeah baby!” after serving out the match to book her first quarterfinal berth at Wimbledon, where she will face Ajla Tomljanovic in an all-Aussie affair.
It’s the first all-Australian grand slam quarterfinal since Evonne Goolagong met Wendy Turnbull at Wimbledon in 1980.