Ana Ivanovic, the eighth seed at the United States Open, was ousted in the second round of the season’s final Grand Slam event on Thursday afternoon.
Following what was a remarkable summer on the tour, the Serbian star suffered a staggering loss to Karolina Pliskova, who beat her in straight sets 7-5, 6-4 in the first match on Louis Armstrong Stadium.
“It was very tough out there for me today. I really struggled to find my rhythm and made way too many unforced errors. Yeah, it was just really bad day. She served well, and she played good at important points, but I think I just did not play as well as I did.”
This is the first time this year that Ivanovic has failed to reach at least the third round of a Major championship.
“It’s very disappointing. It’s never easy, you know, to finish, and especially this early. I was really, you know, hoping I can make a good run and push. But, you know, I’m definitely going to assess what went wrong and what I can work on. You know, still, I thought I had pretty good summer. You know, very disappoint today finish this early and in this manner, you know, because I really felt it wasn’t my game out there today.”
Ivanovic is the second Top 8 seed to fall in the tournament after Agnieszka Radwanska lost in straight sets to Shuai Peng yesterday.