Ash Barty has emulated Australian tennis icon Pat Cash after her Wimbledon win by clambering up the grand stand to kiss her boyfriend - before admitting to Prince William and Kate how nervous she was throughout the match.
The Australian tennis ace is the new champion after beating world 13 Karolina Pliskova in an epic three-set final at the All England Club.
The victory made the 25-year-old the third Australian woman to win the grand slam, and the first to do so in 41 years after her idol Evonne Goolagong last secured the title in 1980.
However, Goolagong was not the only Australian tennis icon Barty paid homage to after taking out the trophy.
Impersonating Cash's climb into the player's box after his 1987 win, Barty raced into the grandstand and jumped onto a railing in a bid to reach her supporters - before realising an easy-access gate had been put in place to stop a similar stunt.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Ash Barty has emulated Australian tennis icon Pat Cash's grand stand climb (pictured) in a bid to reach her players' box after taking out the Wimbledon trophy
The world No. 1 mounted a railing in a bid to reach her boyfriend Gary Kissick and other supporters
Barty came close to reaching Kissick (pictured) but was forced to jump back down after running out of places to step
The Queenslander was forced to abandon her plan after reaching a dead end, with spectators quickly redirecting her to a nearby staircase.
'I was very worried for you when you started to do your Pat Cash impersonation,' on-court interviewer Sue Barker joked.
'I wanted to shout "there is a gate there!" but you eventually found it.'
Barty admitted she hadn't thought the shortcut through.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
'It was a little bit of a wobbly step there, I probably should’ve taken the elegant road but that’s ok,' she laughed.
After reaching her team, Barty first hugged her physio Mel Omizzolo before walking over to her partner Gary Kissick for an emotional embrace.
Next, she reached her coach Craig Tyzzer then close friend Storm Sanders.
The world No 1 one later met with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in the Wimbledon Clubhouse, where the royals congratulated her on her achievement.
Pat cash climbed into the tennis box (pictured) after he won the 1987 men's single title at the English grand slam
Prince William told her she 'didn't look like she had any nerves today at all' - but Barty admitted that was far from the truth.
'Oh no, I did (have nerves),' she said chuckling.
'I tried to just hit