First-round casualty, Ipswich’s Ashleigh Barty admits she pressed too hard..in search of an elusive maiden main-draw Wimbledon win.
A former junior champion at The All England club, Ms.Barty saved five match points before finally succumbing: 7 – 5, 7 – 6, 10 – 8 to world No.5, Elina Svitolina.
But as gallant as she was, our local tennis identity rued an opportunity lost..after failing to serve out the opening set from 5 – 3 up, and then being unable to snatch the tense second-set tiebreaker to force a decider.
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