Maria” sharapova> lost to Ashleigh Barty in straight sets in their second-round match, 6-4 6-1. The Russian player, speaking in the press conference, was disappointed. “I thought it was up and down. Yeah, I hung on quite well in the first few games, even though I was down Love-30 a few times, 15-40 actually.
Served quite well to stay in those. But, yeah, I thought that there were a few too many errors, few too many errors off the first ball. Not giving myself too many looks into the rallies. When I did, even though I had a couple of those opportunities, didn’t quite go my way.
I thought she served quite consistent. Yeah, I feel overall it feels like she’s quite confident out there,” said the 32-year-old, a five-time Grand Slam winner. How big was that third game of the second set, just a long one, 10 minutes? “Yeah, I did, and again, I don’t think I — I had a few good returns.
Just didn’t do enough inside the rally. Especially that first ball coming off of the return and the serve. Wasn’t seeing the ball as well as I would have liked. I’m not sure if it’s — I’ve played the last couple matches in the evening and the day felt maybe a little bit different as far as the ball bounce. Yeah, didn’t adjust as well as I should have,” concluded Sharapova, who will play the US Open next.