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Ash Barty Tennis Win Beats TV Ratings Records – The Age

The match was the most-watched women’s final since OzTam records began in 1999 and would have been one of the most-viewed events of 2021

Ash Barty poses on Sunday with the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup after winning the 2022 Australian Open women's singles final in Melbourne on Saturday. Photo: AFP


Ash Barty’s drought-breaking Australian Open win smashed television ratings records, with a peak audience of 4.261 million and an average audience of 3.577 million, The Age reported.

According to Australian Open broadcaster Nine, the match was the most-watched women’s final since OzTam started keeping records in 1999. The figures would have made it one of the most-viewed events of 2021.

Read the full report: The Age



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George Russell

George Russell is a freelance writer and editor based in Hong Kong who has lived in Asia since 1996. His work has been published in the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, New York Post, Variety, Forbes and the South China Morning Post.


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