MELBOURNE, Australia — Prime-ranked Iga Swiatek is out of the Australian Open after a 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 third-round loss to Fiftieth-ranked Linda Noskova on Saturday, leaving no high 10 gamers within the backside half of the ladies’s draw.
Swiatek is a four-time main winner however has by no means been previous the semifinals at Melbourne Park.
Even so, she was on an 18-match profitable streak and anticipated to beat Noskova, who’s making her primary draw debut on the match.
However after taking the primary set in opposition to her 19-year-old Czech opponent, she struggled for rhythm.
After saving breakpoint within the seventh recreation of the second set, Noskova received 11 of the following 12 factors to stage the match at one set apiece.
Noskova continued to pound away and obtained the decisive break within the seventh recreation of the third set.
Swiatek held at love within the penultimate recreation and made her rival serve it out, then jumped to 0-30 lead within the tenth recreation.
However Noskova remained calm, profitable the following 4 factors to complete it off shortly. She earned match level with an ace and sealed it when Swiatek despatched a forehand lengthy.
Swiatek’s loss leaves No. 12 Zheng Qinwen because the highest-ranked participant within the backside half of the ladies’s draw and two-time Australian Open winner Victoria Azarenka, at No. 18, as the one main winner.