Being bleary-eyed on a Sunday morning is not exactly an unusual situation, but all of Australia had the perfect reason to be feeling that way this weekend.
The late night that extended into the early hours was more than worth it to witness Ash Barty achieve her lifelong dream of being crowned Wimbledon champion with the events on those grass courts now part of Australian sporting folklore. What we witnessed was the ultimate example that dreams can come true.
And what a champion Barty is. The combination of what she showed on court during the three-set final against Karolina Pliskova and once the title had been secured has elevated her already lofty standing even higher.
On court, it was a contest which showed her ability to perform at a high level not only when things were going her way, but when under significant pressure. But what was even more impressive was her grace when accepting the winners' trophy.
There was an acknowledgement her achievement wasn't just about her, with her idol, the great Evonne Goolagong Cawley the last Australian before Barty to collect the title, such a big part of her focus, as well as the support of those close to her both there at the tournament and back home in Australia.
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There's no ego or arrogance that can often be associated with tennis, just a down to earth nature that is just so easy to relate to.
The fact her victory came after being forced to pull out of the French Open [the other grand slam where she has previously tasted the ultimate success] not that long ago due to a hip injury will only add to the legend of her win.
The other aspect that made it all the more special for the proud Indigenous woman was its timing, coming at the end of NAIDOC Week, a week of celebration of Aboriginal people and their culture.
She wasn't the only Australian to taste success, with Dylan Alcott winning his second Wimbledon quad wheelchair singles championship, another inspirational Australian who brings a smile to our face.
Long may their success continue.