Ngarigo tennis star Ash Barty has finally sat down with her laptop this afternoon to begin catching up on some life admin, following her incredible Wimbledon victory last night.

While celebrating her victory over Karolina Pliskova, Barty has decided now is as good as ever time to begin sorting through a backlog of invitations from various Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander community groups.

Barty became Australia’s first women’s singles winner at Wimbledon since Evonne Goolagong Cawley in 1980, with the three-set victory last night.

She paid a touching tribute to Evonne in her post-match speech, which caused the nation to get a bit of water in their eyes late last night.

Now with a lull after Wimbledon, Barty is now tasked with responding to 50,000 invitations to NAIDOC events around the country.

“I’d love to be down at the Ipswich event, and plenty more” she told NITV reporters today.

“Just not sure if I’m gonna be able to make it to Walgett, Kalgoorlie, Fitzroy, Cooktown, Redfern, Shepparton, Tiwi Islands, Cherbourg, Coffs Harbour, Townsville and Nowra… given the whole quarantine thing”

“Not unless they bring back the Concorde”

“That’s just the first page of my email inbox”

More to come.


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