World No One Barty Suffers Shock Defeat In First Round Of Olympics

World No One Barty Suffers Shock Defeat In First Round Of Olympics 2
Spain’s Sara Sorribes Tormo celebrates after defeating Australia’s Ashleigh Barty throughout their Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games girls’s singles first spherical tennis match on the Ariake Tennis Park in Tokyo on July 25, 2021. (Photo by Tiziana FABI / AFP)


World primary Ashleigh Barty crashed out of the Olympics girls’s singles tennis event within the opening spherical on Sunday, shedding 6-4, 6-3 to Spain’s Sara Sorribes Tormo.

Barty, the reigning Wimbledon champion, dropped serve twice in every set and made 55 unforced errors in comparison with simply 13 for her opponent.

“I’m disappointed I wasn’t able to get through today, it just wasn’t my day. Credit to Sara though, she is always a tough competitor,” stated Barty, the primary girls’s high seed to lose within the first spherical on the Olympics.

“I never really felt comfortable out there and wasn’t able to play the match on my terms. The key to my game is serving well and I wasn’t able to do that today. I was a bit erratic and made too many errors.”

“I felt like I had to be aggressive today and she made me press and overplay,” she added.

Sorribes Tormo, ranked forty eighth, will go on to face France’s Fiona Ferro within the second spherical.

“It’s an amazing feeling, I still can’t believe it,” she stated.

“It’s something incredible for me. It’s something that I’ve been dreaming of all my life, being here and even more so beating the world number one. I’m super, super happy.”

While Barty’s bid to develop into the primary Australian singles gold medallist in tennis ended prematurely, she and accomplice Storm Sanders are via to the second spherical of the ladies’s doubles.

Barty might doubtlessly come up towards Sorribes Tormo once more within the quarter-finals of that competitors. Sorribes Tormo and Paula Badosa reached the final 16 by beating Mexican duo Giuliana Olmos and Renata Zarazua.

Sorribes Tormo dismissed issues over taking part in twice on the identical day because the International Tennis Federation’s excessive climate coverage was activated with temperatures once more reaching 32 levels Celsius (90 levels Fahrenheit) in Tokyo.

The guidelines name for a 10-minute break, if requested, between the second and third units as soon as the studying goes above 30.1 Celsius, whereas changeovers and set breaks have been prolonged by 30 seconds.

“It doesn’t matter the conditions. We are here to play, we are here to enjoy and that’s what we will try to do,” stated Sorribes Tormo.


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World No One Barty Suffers Shock Defeat In First Round Of Olympics

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