Humble hero Ash Barty is causing headaches for satire writers around the country.
The world number 1 tennis player was again flawless on the court overnight, winning Wimbledon, 6-3, 6-7 (7/4), 6-3.
“She won millions of dollars last night and yet she promises fortune and fame won’t change her,” says satire writer Joel Hellings. “There’s not much we can do with that.”
Elsewhere on the Australian tennis circuit, satire writers have been spoilt for headline opportunities thanks to Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic.
“But Ash Barty won’t complain about umpires, other players or court conditions,” says Joel Hellings. “She’s so chilled and humble, it makes our job very difficult.”
The 25-year-old has become the first Australian woman to win Wimbledon since fellow Indigenous tennis star Evonne Goolagong Cawley in 1980.
Satire writers are urging Barty to start throwing racquets or carrying on like a pork chop, or risk being shunned by satire publications forever.
More to come.