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Ash Barty knocked out of Tokyo Olympics in shock round-one loss

Ash Barty knocked out of Tokyo Olympics in shock round-one loss

7/25/2021 7:59:00 AM

Ash Barty knocked out of Tokyo Olympics in shock round-one loss

Australia’s world No 1 and newly crowned Wimbledon champion fell to Spain’s Sara Sorribes Tormo in straight sets

Barty’s Olympic hopes now rest on doubles tournamentAustralia’s Ash Barty reacts after losing her first-round match to Spain’s Sara Sorribes in straight sets.Photograph: Edgar Su/ReutersAustralia’s Ash Barty reacts after losing her first-round match to Spain’s Sara Sorribes in straight sets.

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Photograph: Edgar Su/Reuterswith agenciesSun 25 Jul 2021 05.43 BSTAsh Barty has been knocked out of the Tokyo Olympics singles in the first round, upset by unheralded Spaniard Sara Sorribes Tormo in straight sets. In the biggest shock of the Games so far, 48th-ranked Sorribes Tormo beat the world No 1 and newly crowned Wimbledon champion 6-4, 6-3.

Read moreIt leaves Barty’s medal hopes resting on the doubles, in which she advanced to the second round with a first-up win with Storm Sanders on Saturday.In the blistering Tokyo heat, Barty held serve but quickly found herself on the back foot with Sorribes Tormo breaking the Australian twice to open up a 4-1 lead. Barty managed a break of her own but Sorribes Tormo, who has never made it past the second round of a grand slam, closed out the set . headtopics.com

Barty then dropped the opening service game of the second set, briefly resettling with a par of breaks before dropping serve after holding a 40-0 lead. From there Sorribes Tormo held her nerve – and her serve – to close out the biggest win of her career.

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