London: Ashleigh Barty completed a memorable double for Australia when she won the Wimbledon girls` singles title with a 7-5, 7-6 (7/3) victory over Russia`s Irina Khromacheva in the final on Sunday.
Just 24 hours after Barty`s compatriot Luke Saville won the boys` title against Britain`s Liam Broady, the 15-year-old became only the second Australian girl to win the junior Wimbledon singles, and the first for 31 years.
Queensland-based Barty battled back from a break down in the both sets to emulate Debbie Freeman`s triumph in 1980.
Khromacheva, 16, made a fast start as the third seed broke in the third game.
Barty, the first Australian to play in the girls` final since Kirrily Sharpe in 1990, broke for a 3-1 lead in the second set, only for Khromacheva to hit back with two breaks of her own.
But 12th seed Barty broke back to level at 4-4 and then converted her second set point with a stinging forehand.
With Khromacheva serving for the set, Barty was able to break back and set up a tie-break, which she took in emphatic fashion to clinch the title.