‘Mentally, I need to reset’ – Another top seed crashes out of Wimbledon
No. 3 seed Elina Svitolina admits she needs to reset mentally after she suffered a second round defeat to Magda Linette at Wimbledon.
The Ukrainian fell 6-3, 6-4 to the Pole in one hour and six minutes in the second round at the All England Club.
Svitolina had high hopes entering 2021 Championships, after reaching the last four in 2019 before making the semi-finals at US Open a few months later.
The Ukranian has massively struggled since the pandemic, making it past the fourth round of a Major just once in five attempts.
“When you play a grand slam, it is all of the time a lot, different kind of pressures. Sometimes it’s tough to handle, but it is part of the job, is the part of the Grand Slam.
You have to be strong, try to be good to yourself and try to overcome the fears, the difficulties.” Svitolina said after her shock exit.
🇵🇱 @MagdaLinette takes down No.3 seed Svitolina 6-3, 6-4 to advance to Round 3!
— wta (@WTA) July 1, 2021
“For sure, it’s tough time, but I have been in these situations in my career a few times. And it’s how you come back, how you bounce back from tough losses, tough times in the career.
Mentally for sure I need to reset, I need to rest. I need to feel again fresh to play the upcoming tournaments.”
Top 10 seeds Bianca Andreescu, Serena Williams and Sofia Kenin have all dropped out the tournament in the opening week.
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