Sport Sara Sorribes Tormo Upsets World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty in First Round
Two years after Roland-Garros, Barty is offered Wimbledon
The Australian won the Grand Slam London on Saturday by dominating Czech Karolína Pliskova 6-3, 6-7 (4/7), 6-3. © Peter Nicholls / Reuters Ashleigh Barty has been the first Australian since 1980 to win the most prestigious tournament of the planet. Ashleigh Barty, New Queen of Wimbledon. She has been the first Australian for 1980 to win the most prestigious tournament of the planet and the 4th player to win the Junior-Main Table duplicate at all England Lawn Tennis Club.
Spain's Sara Sorribes Tormo defeated defending Wimbledon champion Ashleigh Barty in straight sets in the first round of the women's singles tournament.
It didn't take long for chaos to take over the women's tennis singles bracket.
Spain's Sara Sorribes Tormo shocked the world by upsetting Australia's Ashleigh Barty in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3. Barty, the world's No. 1-ranked player,
Sorribes Tormo, 24, did not have an ace and hit just four winners, taking full advantage of some sloppy play from Barty. Barty had four aces and hit 24 winners but was undone by 55 unforced errors compared to only 13 by Sorribes Tormo. Barty hit her first serve in just 54% of the time.
Barty's Versatility Shines in Wimbledon Win Against Plíšková
Ashleigh Barty of Australia won her first Wimbledon singles trophy, cementing her No. 1 ranking and proving she can be a generational player. View the original article to see embedded media.Variety may be the slice of life. It is also, forgive the pun, the slice of tennis. As much as we accord importance to power and strength and foot-speed, the key to tennis is often gears. Players who can offer offense… and defense; players who can serve…. and return; players who can derive…and slice that can adjust the circumstance; players with a variety of options.
Sorribes Tormo is ranked No. 48 in the world and has one win on the WTA, which came at the Abierto Zapopan in March in Guadalajara, Mexico. She has advanced past the second round of a Grand Slam just once in her career.
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