Tokyo Olympics: Ashleigh Barty Photograph:( AFP )
Only two weeks after winning her first title at Wimbledon, the No. 1-positioned Ashleigh Barty fell in straight sets to Sara Sorribes Tormo of Spain, 6-4, 6-3.
World number one Ashleigh Barty smashed out of the Olympic knocked out of the singles tennis event in the opening round on Sunday, losing 6-4, 6-3 to Spain's Sara Sorribes Tormo.
Only two weeks after winning her first title at Wimbledon, the No. 1-positioned Ashleigh Barty fell in straight sets to Sara Sorribes Tormo of Spain.
Under a searing sun that joined with high dampness and temperatures over 90 degrees, Ashleigh Barty never discovered her cadence against the 24-year-old Spaniard.
The defending Wimbledon champion, dropped serve twice in each set as 48th-positioned Sorribes Tormo made only five unforced errors to the Australian's 27 to procure a win.
She saved two set points in the initial set, and two match points while serving at 3-5 in the subsequent set. Yet, on Sorribes Tormo's third possibility, Ashleigh Barty got a backhand volley, one last mistake in a 94-minute match that was loaded up with them.
Ashleigh Barty was a favorite and the top pick in Tokyo 2020 and now that she has been eliminated the women's tennis is an open contest.