Boyfriend's beautiful act for Ash Barty after Wimbledon triumph

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Ash Barty, pictured here with her team after winning Wimbledon.
Ash Barty with her team after winning Wimbledon. Image: Gary Kissick/Instagram

Largely missed amid Ash Barty's Wimbledon triumph was the touching tribute her boyfriend paid to her on social media.

Barty became the first Australian woman to win Wimbledon since her idol Evonne Goolagong Cawley in 1980, beating Karolina Pliskova in three sets in the final.

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The World No.1 climbed into the stands to embrace boyfriend Garry Kissick and coach Craig Tyzzer after the final point, breaking down in tears as she hugged her team.

Kissick later posted a beautiful tribute to his girlfriend on Instagram alongside a photo of the pair and her team with the Wimbledon trophy.

"So grateful to be a part of your journey so far and proud of everything you've achieved here at Wimbledon," Kissick wrote.

"Living out your dreams!"

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Video later surfaced on social media of Barty reuniting with Kissick and Tyzzer in the corridors behind the scenes at Wimbledon after the final.

Barty was once again overcome with emotion as she sunk into Kissick's arms.

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Barty and Kissick had only reunited at the start of Wimbledon after being forced to spend months apart.

The Australian star had previously admitted she was in tears after having to leave Kissick and her family at home in March - not sure when she would be back Down Under.

Barty left Australian shores and embarked upon a global tour that would encompass the French Open, Wimbledon, Tokyo Olympics and US Open.

"It was all new to me, new to try and wrap my head around and comprehend where we're going to be away for such an extended period," Barty told AAP, still not knowing exactly when she'll be back to see the family she's so close to.

"Of course, there were tears in the days leading up. And when I did finally leave."

Ash Barty, pictured here with boyfriend Garry Kissick after winning Wimbledon.
Ash Barty climbed into the stands to embrace boyfriend Garry Kissick after winning Wimbledon. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

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Barty's parents couldn't make the trip to the UK to see their daughter's finest moment, forced to watch her win her second grand slam title on TV at home.

But Barty wouldn't change a single thing.

"I've had ups and downs, and everything in between, and I wouldn't change one day or one moment, or one route we've taken on my path," she said.

"It's been unique, it's been incredible, it's been tough, and I wouldn't change one thing about it.

"It's about enjoying it along the way and understanding that this is an adventure, that I may never have a year like this again where I'm away from Australia for such an extended period, so I may as well make the most of it.

"Not every day is flowers and roses. Paris was a really challenging two or three weeks for myself and my team.

"This last six to eight weeks we've had ups and downs, we've had different challenges but we've learned from every experience and have been able to enjoy this fortnight at Wimbledon.

"I'm extremely grateful I've been healthy most of the time, that mainly we've been able to do week in week out what we'd planned and what we'd hoped for. It's been an incredible journey."

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