Quirky Ash Barty detail in epic 82-year Wimbledon first

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World No.1 Ash Barty (pictured) becoming emotional on Centre Court after winning her first Wimbledon title.
World No.1 Ash Barty (pictured right) became the first person since 1939 to win Wimbledon wearing a baseball style hat. (Getty Images)

World No.1 Ash Barty lived out a childhood dream on the weekend as she won her first Wimbledon title and smashed numerous tennis records, including a bizarre 82-year first at SW19.

Just like her idol and mentor Evonne Goolagong Cawley first did half a century ago, Barty clinched the Venus Rosewater Dish with a 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 6-3 victory on Centre Court.

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An emotional Barty broke a number of records with her first ever Wimbledon title and silenced many critics who questioned whether the Aussie should hold the World No.1 status.

But one unusual feat she achieved stretches back 82 years.

Barty often wears her FILA hat during matches.

Leading tennis reporter Ben Rothenberg pointed out Barty became the first woman since Alice Marble in 1939 to win Wimbledon wearing a closed-top hat (or baseball cap).

While maybe not the record she was aiming to break, or is aware of, the Aussie will go down in Wimbledon's compendium for the feat.

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Barty did break a number of historic records after her emotional victory and also extended her lead as World No.1.

Ash Barty creates World No.1 history

Barty has now spent 77 consecutive weeks as women's World No.1 in what places her in the top-10 for longest ever streaks, after overtaking American great Chris Evert's record.

The Aussie is also in the top 10 for total weeks as World No.1 - with her current record standing at 84 weeks and counting.

She also extended her lead over Naomi Osaka in the World No.1 title race.

Barty also became the first women's top seed to claim the Venus Rosewater Dish since Serena five years ago.

In fact, Barty is just the fourth female player to win a grand slam as World No.1 since 2010 - joining Serena, Victoria Azarenka and Simona Halep.

The Australian has signalled her intention to represent her country at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Barty has also been nominated to carry the flag in the Opening Ceremony with another Indigenous athlete, NBA star Patty Mills.

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