An unprecedented cataclysm occurred in the history of major tennis tournaments.
On the 22nd, Iga Sibiontech (Poland, world No. 1), who competed in the women’s singles round of 16 at the Australian Open tennis tournament held in Melbourne, Australia, beat Elena Rivakina (Kazakhstan, No. 25) with a set score of 0-2 (4-6). 4-6), and advance to the quarterfinals was canceled.
Livicina, who won against Sibiong Tech, is last year’s Wimbledon champion.
Sibiong Tech suffered from hunting from the start of the game on this day. On her first set, she even received a warning. Libikina did not miss her chance and made her break. In her second set, Sibiong Tech took a 3-0 lead, but Libikina tied the game 4-4 and broke again to win her come-from-behind victory.
Sibiontech won the French Open and the US Open last year, setting a record of winning two major tournaments in one year for the first time in six years since Angelique Kerber (Germany) in 2016. She is currently regarded as one of the strongest players in the world of women’s tennis.
However, she does not have a winning record at the Australian Open. Her best result was a semi-final last year.
In the men’s singles, the No. 1 seed, ‘Clay God’ Rafael Nadal (Spain, No. 2) and the No. 2 seed, Casped Ruud (Norway, No. 3), turned their backs in the second round. 메이저놀이터
In the women’s singles, besides Sibiong Tech, Ons Jaber (Tunisia, 2nd place) slipped in the third round.
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) announced that it was the first time in history that all the first and second seeds in men’s and women’s singles failed to advance to the quarterfinals since professional players began participating in major tournaments.
Carlos Alcaras (Spain), who is currently ranked No. 1 in the world, did not participate in this tournament due to an injury.
Meanwhile, Livicina, who defeated Siviontech, will advance to the semifinals with the winner of the match between Coco Goff (USA, 7th) and Yelena Ostapenko (Latvia, 17th) in the quarterfinals.