Iga Swiatek drops out of the US Open and loses the position of the leader of the ranking

Iga Swiatek (tvp.pl)

Losing to Ostapenko for the fourth time in a row, Iga Swiatek drops out of the US Open and loses the lead in the women’s ranking. Who will take her place?

Ahead of the US Open fourth round match against Jelena Ostapenko, defending champion Iga Swiatek was the number 1 in the women’s tennis ranking, and her tennis was so successful in the first rounds of the tournament that the media was already writing about her possible triumph in the event. Unfortunately, after the clash with Ostapenko, the tennis reality of Swiatek changed significantly.

Iga Swiatek lost to Jelena Ostapenko for the fourth time in a row and was eliminated from the US Open. This defeat has several consequences for Swiatek. The Polish woman will not defend last year’s title, she loses points for winning the US Open 2022, and thus the first place in the ranking. This will make Aryna Sabalenka the new number 1 in the women’s tennis ranking, although the ranking table will officially change next Monday. Tennis rankings are updated every Monday.

What did Iga Swiatek have to say after the match?

“I’m just surprised that my level has changed so drastically because usually when I play badly, I play badly at the beginning and then sort of catch up or just solve the problem.” This time it was completely the opposite. My mistakes were so huge that I had no idea why I suddenly couldn’t return. I’m a good returner. When my game was working, I was focusing on the same things as in the first set and the same things in general. I don’t know. I need to watch this match. Maybe that will give me some answers. – said Iga Swiatek.

What do you think contributed to the defeat of the Polish woman?

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