John McEnroe thought Iga Swiatek began to get “uncertain of herself” in a shock US Open loss to Jelena Ostapenko. Swiatek, the defending US Open champion, exited the ultimate Grand Slam of the season within the round-of-16 after world No 21 Ostapenko handed her a 3-6 6-3 6-1 loss.
With the US Open win, Ostapenko improved to a really spectacular 4-0 head-to-head towards Swiatek. “I turned on the match and Swiatek was successful and gained the primary set. So I used to be like, ‘OK, perhaps she’s figured it out’.
Then I do not know what occurred, her degree dropped and she or he did not appear to have the ability to adapt, to do something totally different. After which she appeared like she began to get uncertain of herself, unsure what to do. And Ostapenko performs with a number of tempo – you do not know what you are going to get besides the ball goes to come back at you onerous.
Regardless that she had a 3-0 document towards Iga, I believed she [Swiatek] was going to win that match. I used to be shocked she misplaced 6-1 within the third set,” McEnroe advised Eurosport.
McEnroe thought Swiatek began to get ‘uncertain of herself’ towards Ostapenko
Within the first set, Swiatek received damaged within the first recreation of the match however nonetheless gained the opening set after claiming breaks within the second and sixth video games of the opener.
However after successful the primary set, Swiatek made a sluggish begin to the second set as Ostapenko opened an early 3-0 lead within the set. Swiatek managed to get the break again within the seventh recreation however then once more dropped her service within the eighth recreation as Ostapenko opened a 5-3 lead.
Serving for the set within the ninth recreation, Ostapenko transformed her first set level to ship the match into a 3rd set. Then, Ostapenko made an astonishing begin to the third set as she broke Swiatek in three consecutive video games for a 5-0 lead.
Ostapenko did not serve out for the match within the sixth recreation however broke Swiatek for the fourth time within the set within the seventh recreation – when the Pole was serving to remain within the match.