Swiatek weeps as Poland trails U.S., Italy leads Greece 2-0

Australian Open favorite Iga Swiatek was in tears after losing at the United Cup in Sydney. The US and French Open champion sobbed courtside after being thrashed 6-2, 6-2 by American Jessica Pegula in the mixed teams tournament semifinals. The victory by Pegula helped the U.S. seize a 2-0 lead against Poland while Italy also claimed both opening rubbers against Greece. The remaining singles will be played on Saturday, with a mixed doubles to be held if required. Swiatek had won all four of her clashes against Pegula last year and is hoping to shine at the Australian Open beginning on Jan. 16.

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