TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A big time upset during the second round at the US Open.
The four-seed Sara Errani was eliminated in straight sets 6-3, 6-1 by fellow Italian 83rd-ranked Flavia Pennetta Thursday.
After losing, the 26-year-old Errani admitted that expectations from being the fifth-ranked player in the world and the four-seed at the US Open had rattled her confidence.
“For a couple of weeks now, I haven’t been well,” Errani tearfully said. “There’s too much pressure…I don’t know why, but I’m not enjoying going on the courts, and that is the worst thing a player can have.”
As for Pennetta, she broke serve during the first game of the match and dominated from there. She will face former US Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova in the third round.
Other notable winners Thursday include Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka, Caroline Wozniacki, Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer, Roger Federer and John Isner.