Champion 'inconsolable' after Olympics loss

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Former Roland Garros champion Iga Swiatek was "inconsolable" and "in tears" aft crashing retired of the women's singles gully astatine the Tokyo Olympics.

Swiatek, the satellite No.8, won her breakthrough expansive slam rubric successful Paris past year.

But she was nary lucifer for Spain's Paula Badosa, who won 6-3, 7-6.

According to L'Equipe tennis writer Quentin Moynet, the 20-year-old was "inconsolable" and "in tears" aft the loss, portion Portuguese tennis writer Jose Morgado tweeted that she was "crying a batch successful the end".


Swiatek, who made the 4th finals astatine Roland Garros this year, arsenic good arsenic the 4th circular astatine the Australian Open and Wimbledon, said her absorption was normal.

Iga Swiatek of Team Poland shows her vexation during her Women's Singles Second Round lucifer against Paula Badosa of Team Spain connected time 3 of the Tokyo Olympic Games. (Getty)

"Most of the players outcry aft losing matches, though it is not disposable successful the vision," she said, per

"This clip it happened to me, but we are besides human. Competing astatine the highest level for a week is not easy. Only 1 idiosyncratic wins retired of many.

Iga Swiatek of Team Poland shows her despair aft being beaten by Paula Badosa astatine the Tokyo Olympics. (Getty)

"Sometimes it's a frustrating sport, but of people determination is thing to kick about."

Badosa, who besides made the 4th finals successful Paris earlier this year, present plays Argentina's Nadia Podoroska successful the 3rd round, portion a imaginable 4th last against Naomi Osaka awaits.

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