Wimbledon: Katie Swan crashes out in the first round at Wimbledon to Marta Kostyuk
British wildcard Katie Swan crashes out of Wimbledon despite taking the first set… as she struggles with a thigh injury in defeat to Ukraine’s Marta Kostyuk
British wildcard Katie Swan has crashed in the first round at Wimbledon after losing in three sets to Ukrainian Marta Kostyuk.
The 23-year-old Briton started brightly taking the first set, but seemed to be struggling with a thigh injury during the match.
Her thigh was heavily taped and her trainer and doctor both went out to see her during the game.
Katie Swan crashed in round one at Wimbledon on Tuesday with a 4-6 6-4 6-4 loss
Marta Kostyuk celebrates as she advances to the second round at Wimbledon in three sets
Kostyuk took the second set before taking an early break in the third set, turning the game in her favor.
Swan, who made her fifth appearance at Wimbledon as a wildcard, recovered from a rocky start to claim the opener in a hard-fought battle against world number 76 Kostyuk.
Swan, ranked 184 in the world and Britain’s number six, looked like she could reach the second round as she took a break in the second set to make it 4-4.
It was then where she started to noticeably shudder and the trainer yelled out after she dropped the serve in the next game.
Swan fought on resiliently despite her apparent struggle, suffering a 4-6 6-4 6-4 defeat.
Swan had her thigh heavily taped and appeared to struggle as the match progressed
Kostyuk looked like she was heading for defeat as Swan took a break in the second set
The Ukrainian took the next match and went on to take the win to advance to the next round