A powerful blow to Iga healed you.  What a nightmare, she didn't want to be among them

In 2023, Iga Švetek reached the fourth round of the Australian Open. Then it turned out that she was clearly worse than Elena Rybakina, who became the finalist of the tournament. this year The Raszyn player entered the competition in Melbourne with high hopes. This was supported by successful performances during the United Cup. Świątek and Hubert Hurkacz came close to winning the duet. But in the final match, the Poles had to accept the superiority of the Germans.

The tournament draw before the matches started in Melbourne was very unlucky for Świątek. It worked out in such a way that the 22-year-old had to defeat several experienced and talented competitors if she wanted to dream of victory.

Australian Open, topping the WTA rankings It started with a fairly emphatic victory over Sofia Kenin. In the first set, a tiebreak was needed to determine the result, but she won the second set 6-2 and smoothly advanced to the next round. In it she faced another American – Danielle Collins. At some point, the competitor was already one step away from victory.

In the third set, Collins was already leading 4:1 and it seemed that Światek was in trouble. The Pole had an incredible turnaround, winning six matches in a row and prevailing. She breathed a sigh of relief, but the fans were starting to get very worried. Iga made many mistakes and played well below the level she was used to.

Iga Świątek has been eliminated from the Australian Open! The most prominent features of the game. video /AP/© 2024 Associated Press

Świątek's performance in Melbourne was brutally summed up by the “Sportskeeda” portal. He published a ranking of the biggest disappointments during this year's Australian Open. The first place in the rating “Notorious” was taken by a Pole.

The Pole looked weak from the start of the tournament. In the third round, Švetek faced Czech Linda Noskova. It looked like another victory when she won the first set, but lost the match 6-3, 3-6, 4-6. The result was surprising, given the potential of the Pole, who had already avoided a disappointing defeat

~ We read the justification on “SportsKida”

Behind the Raszyn player in the rankings there were, among others, Holger Rune, who was eliminated in the second round, as well as Elena Rybakina and Grigor Dimitrov. Last year's finalist had to acknowledge Anna Blinko's superiority at the same stage.

I will heal you/Martin Cape/AFP/France Press agency

Linda Noskova and Iga Švetek/Martin Cape/AFP/France Press agency

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