Ash Barty is the first player to suffer a big upset loss at the Olympics.
Barty, the world No. 1-ranked female tennis player, lost to Spain’s Sara Sorribes in straight sets 6-4, 6-3 at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
Barty, 25, just won Wimbledon a few weeks ago for her second career major. The Australian has been having a very strong year. In addition to Wimbledon, she won the Yarra Valley Classic, Miami Open and Stuttgart Open.
However, Barty had a rough time in Tokyo. She lost her serve twice in each set and committed an unheard of 55 unforced errors. Barty also was unable to cash in on break-point chances, converting just two of nine opportunities.
Barty remains the top-ranked women’s tennis player in the world and will have a chance to redeem herself in the doubles event. But this is still a major disappointment. Sorribes has never advanced past the second round of a major, but she can count a big Olympics upset win toward her list of accomplishments.