Top seed and world number one Ana Ivanovic of Serbia was shocked in the second round of the US Open falling to 188th-ranked Julie Coin of France 6-3 4-6 6-3.
Ivanovic was broken two times in the opening set, and although she played more steadily in the second and managed to stay in the match, she couldn’t recover from getting 4-2 down in the decider and left the court with her head bowed. You can’t expect anything else after 34 unforced errors.
Ivanovic’s first-round victory over Vera Dushevina wasn’t smooth, but I didn’t expect her to exit US Open so early. Still, I’m not too surprised. Ivanovic had a thumb injury which forced her out of the Olympics and she didn’t enter the US Open in full form. Pressure was also a factor, I suppose, since she’s number one and top seed.
The 25-year-old Coin has now already won five matches at the US Open (she had to qualify for the event) and in the first round she beat world number 40 Casey Dellacqua. It’s worth mentioning that prior to this US Open Coin had never won a singles match in a Grand Slam.
In the third round Coin will face compatriot Amelie Mauresmo, seeded 32nd.