Wimbledon, England (AP) — Undefeated No. 1 since February, Iga Sifion appeared invincible after winning 37 games and six tournaments in a row.
The glass was not as comfortable for Swiatech as the other surfaces. She lost to Alizé Cornet, 37th in the world, 6-4, 6-2 in the third round of Wimbledon on Saturday due to her mistake.
“I live for this kind of game, I train every day for this,” Cornet said. “That’s what drives me. I knew I could do it. Somehow I was convinced of this.”
The winner wasn’t the only one who was unexpected in this match. So was the prejudice of this game. It took only 1 hour and 33 minutes.
No woman has won 37 games in a row since Martina Hingis won 37 games in a row in 1997.
But from the beginning, it didn’t seem like a good day for the French Open champion.
“I didn’t know what to do,” he said.
Also, I have never lost the 4th seed Stefanos Tsitsipas, who defeated Nick Kyrgios’s “circus” atmosphere and “bullying” tactics 6-7 (2), 6-4, 6-3. was. , 7-6 (7).
Kyrgios repeatedly called on referee Damian Dumsois, claiming that Tsitsipas had to lose because he threw the ball at a stand near the fans after losing the second set on the first court.
At the same time, 22-time major champion Rafael Nadal defeated 27-seeded Lorenzo Sonego 6-1, 6-2, 6-4, to a lesser extent, with a fight on the other side of the center court. Nadal complained about Sonego’s moan and called him online to talk about it. Sonego complained about the conflict.
Nadal later apologized and admitted that he should not have interacted with his rivals that way.
On a cool, rough afternoon on Court 1, she quickly fell behind 3-0, with 9 of Cornet’s first 14 points due to an unforced error by 21-year-old Paul. One was only by the cornet winner.
Swiatek usually had a very accurate strike and a cool attitude, but neither method seemed to be comfortable. After missing a return in the forehand, he struck the toe of his right tennis shoe with a racket.
In total, Swiatek had 33 unforced errors against just 7 of Cornet. And Swiatek’s powerful right hand added nine winners, just two more than Cornet.
This is not the result of Cornet’s first surprise at the All England Club. She reached the fourth round when she knocked out Serena Williams in 2014.
“I have no words for now. I remember just eight years ago when I beat Serena on the same court,” Cornet said. “This court is a talisman that brings me good luck.”
After finishing the match with Swiatech’s rights to the net, Cornet raised his arm and smiled as wide as possible.
The 32-year-old Cornet reached the major quarterfinals for the first time at the Australian Open in January. This is enough to defeat the unseeded Australian Ajla Tomljanovich and reach the same round again.
“I’m like a fine wine,” Cornet said. “Good wines age well.”
Tomljanovich defeated French Open 2021 champion Barbora Krejčkova 2-6, 6-4, 6-3.
In a match between young Americans, the 20-seeded American recovered from the lost first set and defeated 11-seeded Coco Gauff 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-1 on the center court. ..
After winning, Anisimova lay on her back and covered her face with both hands. Then he stood up, kissed the audience and wiped his tears.
Her next opponent is Harmony Tan, who made her Wimbledon debut in the first round last Tuesday and defeated Serena Williams.
Also on Monday, Elena Rybakina will face Petra Martic in the fourth round, and 2019 champion Simona Halep will face Paula Badosa.
Chilean Christian Garin defeated 29-seeded American Jenson Brooksby 6-2, 6-3, 1-6, 6-4 to reach Wimbledon’s fourth round for the second year in a row.
26-year-old Garin will face the winner of the 19-seed Alex de Minaur and wildcard Liam Broady match in the quarter-final berth.
After the victory of Taylor Fritz (11) and Brandon Nakashima, who joined Frances Tiafoe (23) and Tommy Paul (30), four Americans made their first 16 rounds since 1999.