Hugh Jackman celebrates Ash Barty’s win at Wimbledon in VERY animated video
“Proud Australians! Hugh Jackman shares VERY heated reaction to Ash Barty’s incredible Wimbledon victory as she becomes Australia’s first female champion in 19 years
Proud Australian Hugh Jackman couldn’t contain his excitement as he celebrated Ash Barty’s victory at Wimbledon this weekend.
In the early hours of Sunday morning, Hugh, 52, shared a series of animated videos as he watched Ash become the first Australian player to be crowned the competition’s champion in 19 years.
In the moments leading up to his victory, Hugh was seen in the reflection of his TV screen shouting, “Come on Ash, come on Ash, come on Ash! Here we are! She’s going, what a slice! ‘
Overjoyed: Proud Australian Hugh Jackman, 52, couldn’t contain his excitement as he celebrated Ash Barty’s victory at Wimbledon this weekend
‘I’m so nervous!’ he exclaimed, before screaming in ecstasy with his family as she realized she had won.
“That’s it Ash! Classify! Look at her, so much emotion. Well done Ash you are a legend, ”said Hugh, captioning the video,“ Proud Australians!
Ash, 25, was seen wiping tears from her eyes at the end of the epic showdown against powerful world No.13 Karolina Pliskova, taking the trophy with a 6-3, 6 victory. -7 and 6-3 in just one hour and 56 min.
Excited: In the moments leading up to his victory, Hugh was seen in the reflection of his TV screen shouting, “Come on Ash, come on Ash, come on Ash!” Here we are! She goes, what a slice!
Happy: “I’m so nervous! Hugh exclaimed, before screaming ecstatically with her family when she realized she had won.
This made her the first Australian to win on the grass courts at Wimbledon since Evonne Goolagong in 1980.
After hoisting the Venus Rosewater Dish into the air, Ash said, “It took a long time for me to verbalize that I wanted to dare a dream and say that I wanted to win this amazing tournament.
“Being able to live my dream right now with everyone here has made it better than I could have imagined.
“I didn’t get much sleep last night. I was thinking about all the what ifs, but I think when I got out on that pitch I felt at home in a way.
Epic: Ash, 26, was seen wiping tears from his eyes at the end of the epic clash against world power No.13 Karolina Pliskova, taking the trophy with a 6-3, 6 victory -7 and 6-3 in just one hour and 56 minutes
“I think being able to share this with everyone here, sharing this with my team, it’s amazing.”
It was only the second time since 2006 that a Wimbledon women’s final had ended with a decisive set.
She also became Australia’s first female and male singles champion since Lleyton Hewitt in 2002, closing the match with a pissed-off service play.
Champion: This makes her the first Australian to win on Wimbledon grass courts since Evonne Goolagong in 1980