Champion 'inconsolable' after Olympics loss

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Former Roland Garros champion Iga Swiatek was "inconsolable" and "in tears" after crashing out of the women's singles draw at the Tokyo Olympics.

Swiatek, the world No.8, won her breakthrough grand slam title in Paris last year.

But she was no match for Spain's Paula Badosa, who won 6-3, 7-6.

According to L'Equipe tennis journalist Quentin Moynet, the 20-year-old was "inconsolable" and "in tears" after the loss, while Portuguese tennis journalist Jose Morgado tweeted that she was "crying a lot in the end".

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Swiatek, who made the quarter finals at Roland Garros this year, as well as the fourth round at the Australian Open and Wimbledon, said her reaction was normal.

Iga Swiatek of Team Poland shows her frustration during her Women's Singles Second Round match against Paula Badosa of Team Spain on day three of the Tokyo Olympic Games. (Getty)

"Most of the players cry after losing matches, although it is not visible in the vision," she said, per polsatsport.pl.

"This time it happened to me, but we are also human. Competing at the highest level for a week is not easy. Only one person wins out of many.

Iga Swiatek of Team Poland shows her despair after being beaten by Paula Badosa at the Tokyo Olympics. (Getty)

"Sometimes it's a frustrating sport, but of course there is nothing to complain about."

Badosa, who also made the quarter finals in Paris earlier this year, now plays Argentina's Nadia Podoroska in the third round, while a potential quarter final against Naomi Osaka awaits.

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