Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 8/29/13
Sara Errani didn't feel like a big favorite at the U.S. Open, even though her seeding said she was. On Thursday, against her friend and Italian teammate, she lived down to her expectations. Flavia Pennetta ousted fourth-seeded Errani from the year's last major, 6-3, 6-1 in the second round for the biggest upset of the tournament so far. It was a loss Errani all but admitted she could see coming after she began her tournament with a 6-0, 6-0 blanking over a 152nd-ranked "lucky loser" on Tuesday. Afterward, she spoke of the pressure of being seeded so highly. She is, in fact, the highest-seeded Italian woman ever at a Grand Slam tournament. "Definitely, from the outside, everyone expects a lot," Errani said. "Everyone expects me to win 6-0, 6-0, or thinks that I can only lose against three other women in this tournament. But that's not the way it is. I definitely don't feel like a big favorite, the way other top seeds might be." Playing in half-empty Arthur Ashe Stadium, Pennetta...
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