Iga Świątek lost to Linda Noskova in the third round of the Australian Open. Defeat is the great sensation of the season. After the meeting, the Polish woman blamed herself for her mistakes, but she did not break down.
Iga Świątek was the favorite to win the entire Australian Open. The leader of the WTA ranking did great in the United Cup, which increased hopes for success. Unexpectedly, the Polish woman was defeated by nineteen-year-old Linda Noskova, who won 3:6, 6:3, 6:4.
Iga Świątek blamed herself for her mistakes after the defeat against Noskova
The Polish representative collided with a young but very ambitious player. The Czech woman didn’t show her stage fright. Even though she knew well that she was up against the first racket in the world, she played with the belief that the Raszyn player could be defeated. She didn’t give up after losing a set or when Świątek was close to breaking. On the contrary, the 22-year-old felt surprised by how tenacious the 50th ranked player is
Świątek did not hide her sadness after the match. She counted on continuing to play and perhaps fight for the triumph against her greatest opponent, Aryna Sabalenka. The Belarusian, on the other side of the ladder, is currently playing like a charm, eliminating her opponents at a fast pace. During the press conference, Świątek pointed out her mistakes. She talked about how she was often in a hurry, didn’t return well and could have done more. However, she added that, contrary to appearances, she did not feel much regret
– I feel that during the preparation period I did everything to improve the elements I set for myself. The tournament came and I didn’t play as naturally as I did then, said Świątek. – I lost, but it’s not the end of the world, there are more challenges ahead of me. I remember the time when I returned to work a year ago. After the failure, I was able to reset and focus on the next goals. Now I’m going to do exactly the same – added the world’s first rocket.
Linda Noskova will play with Elina Svitolina
Linda Noskova will play in the quarterfinal match of the Australian Open against Elina Svitolina, who defeated Viktorija Golubic. Magdalena Fręch is still playing in the women’s singles competition.