When the backhand from the bewildered Ashleigh Barty stayed in the net, Sara Sorribes put her hands on her head on Ariake’s center court, looked at her box and was aware that she had signed one of the first feats of Tokyo. The Castellón, number 48 in the world, took out of the Games the number one in the world, recent winner at Wimbledon. With his heterodox tennis, uncomfortable for the rivals, of resistance, Sorribes upset Barty, who was a machine to make unforced errors and ended up desperate and defeated, it would almost be said that comfortably: 4-6 and 3-6 in a hour and 34 minutes of.
Sorribes, perhaps advised by Paula Badosa, who this year had beaten number one on Charleston land, played her cards well in the match. To compete against the hammer that Barty has on the right, to enter his tennis, was to sign the right on the fast track. The Australian fell into the spider web of the Spaniard, who tormented him with the backhand cut. Without patience, Barty began to play shots that did not find the lines. A festival of bad decision making. Sorribes was also brave. He didn’t break down when Barty lifted him two set balls in Hawkeye stocks and ended up making it 4-6.
Barty didn’t react. She remained trapped in her mistakes. Sorribes believed it and was huge. With 3-3, he broke the game again. Nor was he afraid of winning when he lost two of the first two match balls. He knew it was his day. When an athlete is presented with such an opportunity at a Games, they have to catch it. Sorribes did it with that 4-6 and 3-6 that will be forever written in gold letters in his sports career. She already has an unforgettable memory of Tokyo.
Good beginnings for Carla and Garbiñe
Carla Suarez it didn’t disappoint either. In tremendous heat on track number 5, easily defeated the Tunisian Ons Jabeur (6-4 and 6-1) and also passed the round. Carla gave a recital of variety of play and strokes to take the match and continue to nurture the dream of her last Olympic Games. For its part, Garbiñe Muguruza, best Spanish trick in the individual draw, he pulled ex officio to overcome a uncomfortable premiere before the Russian Veronika Kudermetova (33º). The caraqueña won after 2 hours and 3 minutes by a score of double 7-5, thanks in large part to the fact that she made fewer forced errors than her rival and the points won in decisive moments. Her next rival will be China’s Wang (49º).