Ashleigh Barty
Ashleigh Barty

World number one Ashleigh Barty was staggered by Sara Sorribes Tormo of Spain in the first round of ladies’ Olympics singles in Tokyo.

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Australian Barty, who won her subsequent Grand Slam title at Wimbledon in July, cut a baffled figure in her 6-4 6-3 misfortune to 48th-positioned Sorribes Tormo.

The triumph is the greatest of Sorribes Tormo’s profession.

Japan’s second seed Naomi Osaka traveled past Saisai Zheng of China 6-1 6-4.

Osaka, who lit the Olympic fire in the initial function, is the most noteworthy positioned player staying in the draw.

Barty will in any case contend in Tokyo after she and Storm Sanders arrived at the second round of the ladies’ pairs right off the bat.

She put in a mistake thronw execution against Sorribes Tormo, making 55 natural blunders to the Spaniard’s 13.

“It’s something I’ve been dreaming for my entire life, being here and, significantly more, beating a main,” Sorribes Tormo said.

Beaten Wimbledon finalist Karolina Pliskova progressed with a 6-1 6-3 success over Alize Cornet of France, while Belarusian third seed Aryna Sabalenka beat Poland’s Magda Linette 6-2 6-1.

Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro asserted her first singles triumph since her recuperation from malignancy as she beat Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur 6-4 6-1.

Temperatures arrived at 32 degrees in Tokyo on Sunday, driving the International Tennis Federation (ITF) to initiate their outrageous climate strategy.

Players were offered a 10-minute reprieve between the second and third set once the perusing went above 30.1C, with change of finishes and set breaks likewise reached out by an additional 30 seconds.

World number one Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev both griped about the warmth during their first-round matches.

“A ton of the opposition plan has been fabricated when conceivable to keep away from the most sweltering piece of the day,” Kit McConnell, sports overseer of the International Olympic Committee, said.




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