ASHLEIGH BARTY has made her childhood dream of playing in a Wimbledon final come true.

The Australian overcame a second-half fightback from Angelique Kerber to win 6-3 7-6.

And now she is desperate to add the Ladies’ Singles title to her current world No1 status.

Barty, 25, said: “This is incredible.

"Angelique brought the best out of me as I thought she would.

“I am incredibly proud of what my team and me have achieved.

"And now I get the chance to live out a childhood dream.”

Barty eased through the first set and broke former champion Kerber’s serve at the first attempt to lead 2-0 and took the first set with relative ease.

But dogged Kerber, the 2018 champion, recovered in the second set to lead 4-1 at one point before battling Barty staged her own comeback and won the match on a tie break.

She had six match points but needed four of them before finally hauling herself over the line and into Saturday’s final at the All England Club.

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Barty, 25, who pulled out of the French Open with injury last month, is now fully recovered and bidding to add a second Grand Slam to her 2019 triumph in Paris.

She said: “I have had many ups and downs.

"My journey has been unique but I wouldn’t change one second of it.”

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