Iga Shiontake won the French Open in 2020. The Polish tennis beauty tasted her second Grand Slam title in a gap of two years. 21-year-old Shiontake won the US Open last year. The top star of the ATP ranking participated in this year's Australian Open with the title of favorite. Shiontake also reached the fourth round after winning all three consecutive matches in straight sets. However, he did not go to the quarter finals. Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakina defeated Iga Shiontek in straight sets in the Australian Open fourth round match at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne yesterday. The Wimbledon-winning star won the match 4-6, 4-6. Shiontake, who is in pursuit of a fourth Grand Slam, is blaming excessive expectations. "It's definitely been a tough two weeks for me," said Shiontake, who lost to Rybakina, the tournament's 22nd seed.
I might have expected a little too much.'' Shiontake said, 'I felt the pressure. I felt like I just wanted to win. I couldn't even think of losing.' Rybakina was happy to lose Shiontake. The 23-year-old Kazakh tennis star said, 'I am nervous every time I step on the court. But I try to stay calm. This is a huge win. I'm happy to reach another step.' Ostapenko defeated US tennis star Coco Goff 7-5, 6-3 in the fourth round. Rybakina and Ostapenko will meet in the last eight tomorrow.