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Hugh Jackman celebrates Ash Barty’s Wimbledon win in VERY animated video

‘Proud Australians!’ Hugh Jackman shares VERY animated video reacting to Ash Barty’s incredible Wimbledon win as she becomes the first Aussie champion for 19 years

Proud Australian Hugh Jackman couldn’t contain his excitement as he celebrated Ash Barty’s Wimbledon win over the weekend.

In the early hours of Sunday morning, Hugh, 52, shared a string of animated videos as he watched Ash become the first Aussie player to be crowned champion of the competition in 19 years.

In the moments prior to her win, Hugh was seen in the reflection of his TV screen screaming: ‘Come on Ash, come on Ash, come on Ash! Here we go! She’s going for it, what a slice!’

Overjoyed: Proud Australian Hugh Jackman couldn’t contain his excitement as he celebrated Ash Barty’s Wimbledon win over the weekend

‘I’m so nervous!’ he exclaimed, before screaming ecstatically with his family as she realised she had won.

‘That’s it Ash! Class! Look at her, so much emotion. Well done Ash, you’re a legend,’ Hugh said, captioning the video ‘Proud Australians!’

Ash, 25, was seen wiping away tears from her eyes at the end of the epic showdown against powerhouse world No.13 Karolina Pliskova, taking the trophy with a 6-3, 6-7 and 6-3 win in just an hour and 56 minutes.

Excited: In the moments prior to her win, Hugh was seen in the reflection of his TV screen screaming: 'Come on Ash, come on Ash, come on Ash! Here we go! She's going for it, what a slice!

Excited: In the moments prior to her win, Hugh was seen in the reflection of his TV screen screaming: ‘Come on Ash, come on Ash, come on Ash! Here we go! She’s going for it, what a slice!

Happy: 'I'm so nervous!' Hugh exclaimed, before screaming ecstatically with his family as she realised she had won

Happy: 'I'm so nervous!' Hugh exclaimed, before screaming ecstatically with his family as she realised she had won

Happy: ‘I’m so nervous!’ Hugh exclaimed, before screaming ecstatically with his family as she realised she had won

It makes her the first Australian woman to win on the grass courts of Wimbledon since Evonne Goolagong in 1980.

After hoisting the Venus Rosewater Dish into the air, Ash said: ‘It took me a long time to verbalise the fact that I wanted to dare a dream and say I wanted to win this incredible tournament.

‘Being able to live out my dream right now with everyone here, this has made it better than I could have imagined.

‘I didn’t sleep a lot last night. I was thinking of all the what ifs, but I think when I was coming out on this court, I felt at home in a way.

Epic: Ash, 26, was seen wiping away tears from her eyes at the end of the epic showdown against powerhouse world No.13 Karolina Pliskova, taking the trophy with a 6-3, 6-7 and 6-3 win in just an hour and 56 minutes

Epic: Ash, 26, was seen wiping away tears from her eyes at the end of the epic showdown against powerhouse world No.13 Karolina Pliskova, taking the trophy with a 6-3, 6-7 and 6-3 win in just an hour and 56 minutes

‘I think being able to share that with everyone here, to share that with my team, is incredible.’

It was only the second time since 2006 that a Wimbledon women’s final has gone to a deciding set.

She also became Australia’s first singles champion of either sex since Lleyton Hewitt in 2002, closing the match out with an edgy service game. 

Champion: It makes her the first Australian woman to win on the grass courts of Wimbledon since Evonne Goolagong in 1980

Champion: It makes her the first Australian woman to win on the grass courts of Wimbledon since Evonne Goolagong in 1980

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