Seidel, desperate at the Australian Open, bursts into tears against Sabalenka: she doesn’t know what to do

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Ella Seidel he knew his debut at the Championships would be tough Australian Open, but he didn’t think so. The German tennis player born in 2005 who entered the main draw from the qualifiers, had to deal with the reigning champion and world number two in the first round Aryna Sabalenka. The match was a sporting “massacre”, with the Belarusian winning in less than an hour with the result 6-0, 6-1.

Great difficulties for the 18 year old who initially tried to keep up with her opponent, but surrendered to her power. At times Seidel appeared almost helpless, and incapable of finding countermeasures to Sabalenka’s game. In fact, the pressure from the Minsk player was such that it induced Ella to make even trivial errors, the result of total confusion. After a poorly thrown shot, Seidel couldn’t hold back any longer and she burst into tears as he went behind the baseline to resume his turn of duty.

Tears ran down the face of the young German, who was the victim of several moments of despair. Sabalenka didn’t bat an eyelid and as a professional she continued to play without conceding anything. The challenge slipped away quickly, even if in the final Seidel managed to find herself and resist the Belarusian. It is no coincidence that she is young managed to snatch a game to avoid the classic coat. A result celebrated with a smile and a nice gesture of celebration towards his corner. When saying goodbye, the two tennis players exchanged a few words, and perhaps the number two in the world encouraged the defeat.

Bild reported Seidel’s words in the mixed zone after the confrontation, when calm returned. The one against Sabalenka was an opportunity to grow further, with the German looking at the glass half full: “Playing on this court was a truly special experience. Sabalenka didn’t necessarily make it easy for me, but he had a great day. And I didn’t have much to fight it. But no one will be able to take Rod Laver Arena away from me again. I’ve never played at night. Aryna played it all from top to bottom. It’s difficult to see anything positive at the moment, but I can be proud of having won the qualification.”



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