Ashleigh Barty did not enjoy her first day playing in Tokyo as she got beaten by Sorribes Tormo of Spain 6-3 6-4.
The first major upset of the Olympics came today with Sara Sorribes Tormo beating Ashleigh Barty in straight sets. It was a great display from the Spanish player who was able to battle past a very shaky Barty. The Australian did not have it from the get-go and was all over the place from the start.
At times brilliance showed but the Australian never could find any sort of proper rhythm against Sorribes Tormo who plays a very odd style of tennis that tends to throw opponents of guards. Barty found herself down 1-4 early and while she was able to pull one break back it was not enough.
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Sorribes Tormo won the opening set with 6-4 which gave her confidence to continue playing great going forward. She broke Barty in the first game of the 2nd set but the Australian came right back. At 3-3 however, Baryt lost her serve once again to make it 3-5.
Sorribes Tormo got her first match points on Barty's serve and she was able to close it out. A great win for Sorribes Tormo over Barty who was fairly bad today. She got broke four times in 9 service games which is unacceptable for the world number one.