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Real deal with Barty’s Wimbledon dress

And the tribute was made all the more special by Barty’s win in the Wimbledon final over karolina Pliskova.Barty said she had asked Cawley if she was OK with her drawing inspiration from the 1971 champion’s iconic “scallop dress”.The 25-year-old said she hoped her dress would have a similar impact on the “next generation of Indigenous youth” as Cawley’s had on hers.“It’s a really special anniversary for a lot of Australians, but for Indigenous Australians in particular,” Barty said of the 50th anniversary of Cawley’s triumph.“I think this is a really special one. For me, to be able to wear an outfit inspired by Evonne’s iconic scallop dress is really amazing.“I wanted to make sure she was OK with it.“Before we had put in the process of creating my version of her iconic dress, I wanted to make sure she was OK. Called her and asked her.“She was really excited.”Barty dressBarty said being close to the now 69-year-old Cawley — who added a second Wimbledon title in 1980 — made it all the more special.“I think I’m exceptionally proud to be able to call her a friend and a mentor, to be able to share heritage,” Barty said.“For me to be able to pay tribute to that on a really special anniversary is something that I’ll never forget.“I know not only myself but my team, my family, and Evonne and her family are really excited for the outfit, as well.”Barty broke down when asked about Cawley in her post-match trophy presentation in the early hours of Sunday morning (AEST), saying: “I hope I made Evonne proud.”NED-3804-Ash-Barty-Graphic– with AFP

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