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15 years old and number 1042 in the world defeated number 233.
Is this the most embarrasing loss ever?
Swan is really bad.
 

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Graveyard court for the Brits - Jay Clarke and Heather Watson also lost. James Ward currently trying to avoid the same fate.
 

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Scott is 2nd best american player from Coco Gauff's age group.
Interesting to see her career if it pans out more naturally than Cocos.
 

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15 years old and number 1042 in the world defeated number 233.
Is this the most embarrasing loss ever?
Swan is really bad.
Katrina Scott is really fucking good for a 15 year old. Not that embarrassing.
 

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Swan also retired in Q1 at AO, IIRC they wanted to fine her, or she was fined. Maybe she is not yet used to the hot, humid conditions.
That's probably why she played the match to a finish rather than default at 3-2, 2nd set after the physio and doctor had checked her temperature, heartbeat and blood pressure.
 

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Personal issues or not, Swan had lost to players ranked 492, 442, 315 and 290 all within the last 4 months, the latter 3 in straight sets, so it's not as if she's some unplayable machine. So even if she was 100% here, it wouldn't have been a foregone conclusion. Katrina was like 4/1 9/2 pre match, so an outsider obviously, but not some 20/1 no hoper.

Swan's also had literally 10 (ten) main draw wildcards (ranging from Slam to W100) in the past 14 months and still finds herself out of the top 250 when these USO 2018 points drop off. Can anyone think of any player who's had more than that in a similar period?

Kind of feels like she's going to miss the boat in terms of having the career some were hoping for a couple of years ago, but as someone mentioned earlier, with the general stagnation of British female tennis players, come Surbiton next June, she'll still likely be first in line for her next batch of wildcards.
 
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