Earthquake in Melbourne, Swiatek out in 8th by Rybakina

Among the newcomers from Australia that we did not expect to read for breakfast during the fortnight, the elimination by Iga Swiatek in the round of 16 in Melbourne sits there. However, the Polish lost well (and in two sets) against Elena Rybakina 6-4, 6-4. The Kazakh is not just anyone (she won Wimbledon last year), but the result is still amazing.

“I have to work on my state of mind and fight a little more, like I did last season, analyzed Swiatek after his defeat. I have to take the time to clear my head,” added the world No. 1, explaining that she had “more wanted not to lose than to win”.

too worried

“I lost too much energy before and during the tournament worrying,” she insisted. Last year, Swiatek became de facto N.1 after the retirement of Ashleigh Barty and very quickly established herself as the new boss of the circuit, at 21, with eight titles won in the season for a total of eleven.

She notably lined up between February and July a series of 37 victories and six titles in a row, including Roland-Garros, until her defeat in the third round at Wimbledon. She then won her first US Open and ended the year with a 6,030 point lead in the WTA rankings over her runner-up Ons Jabeur. Or more than double the total points of the Tunisian.

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