Iga Świątek was unexpectedly eliminated from the Australian Open in the third round. According to Wojciech Fibak, the Pole has nothing to regret due to the advantageous ladder.
Virtually every fan felt shocked by Iga Świątek’s defeat in the third round match of the Australian Open. The Pole lost to lower-ranked Linda Noskova 6-3, 3-6, 4-6, losing the chance to triumph in the first Grand Slam of the season. The leader of the ranking had a great opportunity because the ladder was very favorable for her. This is what the Polish tennis legend thinks.
Iga Świątek may regret the defeat against Linda Noskova
Iga Świątek stormed through the first matches of the Australian Open 2024. At the beginning she defeated Sofia Kenin, the champion of the tournament from four years ago. Later, she also dismissed her compatriot Danielle Collins, who had kicked the Pole out of the tournament in Melbourne a year ago. Noskova, although ambitious, seemed to be a rival with whom the Raszynian should have no problems. Even more so when Świątek was leading after the first set.
The Czech did not give up and continued to press hard against the Pole. When this was broken, the younger player felt a chance for success. She fulfilled her goal and after the last game she could enjoy an unexpected triumph. She didn’t hide her surprise, just like the rest of the world. According to Wojciech Fibak, a Polish tennis legend, Świątek may regret the defeat, because everything has been very favorable for her so far.
0 Iga has nothing to regret, because it seemed that after the defeats of Jessica Pegula and Jelena Ostapenko, this ladder looks very optimistic for the Pole. I feel sorry for Iga and her coaching staff and Tomek Wiktorowski. I feel very sorry for them because it was a match they simply missed. I still believed to the end that Iga, who has the best backhand in the world, would win. But suddenly some dirty backhand return happened at the most important moment, because if Iga had won that point, she would have taken a 40-0 lead when the Czech served, but unfortunately – said Fibak in an interview with Przegląd Sportowy.
Aryna Sabalenka is still competing in the Australian Open
Iga Świątek will lose 110 points in the ranking. Even if Aryna Sabalenka wins the Australian Open, she will not surpass the Pole in the WTA ranking.