Ash Barty returned to Earth in an amazing way and was eliminated in the first round of a large-scale outbreak.
Ash Barty suffered a shocking defeat in the first round of the Olympic singles draw, losing to world ranked 48th Sarah Solibes Tormo in straight sets.
When Batty looked towards the sea, the Spaniard defeated her Australian opponent 6-4 6-3.
Barty rebounded early in the second set because she found her feet after a terrible start and she lost two of the first three games.
But at 3-3 Sorribes Tormo broke again and then consolidated to 5-3. In order to stay in the game, Batty staggered badly and was blown up.
The 25-year-old was very frustrated with her performance. According to reports, she refused to be interviewed by the media after her failure.
Batty made 27 unforced errors, while her opponent made 5 times.
The world’s reaction to Barty’s upset
Tennis commentator Jose Morgado said that the number one in the world-just won Wimbledon two weeks ago-“is everywhere”, while American sports journalist Timothy Burke wrote on Twitter: “Ash Barty played the worst tennis I have ever played with her. For a while.”
Reporter John Baldock said: “I have never seen Ashe make more unforced errors in a single set of tennis than in the second set.”
Charles McNulty believes that Sorribes Tormo “utilized the weakness of the backhand.” Tennis writer Tumaini Carayol said Sunday’s match is always a difficult proposal for the women’s tennis queen.
“On these slow Tokyo stadiums, Sorribes Tormo is always a very difficult opponent for Barty, and so is she,” Carayol tweeted.
Australia’s long wait continues
On Saturday, Batty and Storm Sanders dominated the first-round doubles match, defeating Japanese duo Hibino Nao and Ninomiya Makoto 6-1 6-2 in 50 minutes, after which Batty had problems.
From winning the Wimbledon Championship in front of crowded houses and celebrities-including Tom Cruise-and then chatting with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Tokyo scene cannot be more different.
Doubles matches in an outfield that can accommodate less than 250 spectators, The first point of the game between Batty and Sanders, a total of nine people were sitting in the stands.
When Barty stepped onto Centre Court on Sunday, her singles opener got a bigger stage, but the empty stands still gave the game against Solibes Tomo a weird feeling.
Queenslanders hope to win two gold medals in Tokyo and enter the women’s singles draw. This may be Australia’s best chance to win individual gold medals since tennis re-emerged as an Olympic sport in the 1980s.
Since Alicia Molik won the bronze medal in Athens in 2004, Australia has had no individual medal winner, and our only gold medal was won by Woody in doubles in 1996.