Sara Errani had to take part in the Australian Open qualifying draw, where she overtook Liang En-shuo, Georgina Garcia Perez and Ana Konjuh in three sets, thus earning a place in the main draw. Currently at number 134 in the WTA world rankings.
In the first round of the main draw at the Australian Open 2021 she defeated the Chinese Qiang Wang with a score of 2-6 6-4 6-4, giving herself the challenge with the former world number one Venus Williams. Already top 5, the player from Bologna was able to reach the final of Roland Garros in 2012 (beaten by Maria Sharapova) and the semifinal of the Us Open in the same year, stopped by Serena Williams.
In 2014 she defeated Chanelle Scheepers, Ekaterina Makarova, Petra Cetkovska, Na Li and Jelena Jankovic to reach the final of the International BNL of Italy, where she was once again liquidated by the youngest of the Williams sisters with a peremptory 6-3 6 -0.
Venus Williams' fans attack Sara Errani on social media!
In Melbourne, Sara played in the quarterfinals in 2012. In this edition of the Australian. Open, Venus Williams kicked off her tournament with a victory over Belgian Kirsten Flipkens.
Taking the court against Errani already in pain and with her left knee bandaged, Venus was the victim of a new injury during the game, from which she was defeated with a very clear score of 6-1 6-0. Sara won the match thanks also to the use of the short ball, a gesture that however attracted the anger of numerous fans of the American on social networks, who considered our Errani too ruthless and disrespectful towards Venus, in some cases barely able to move on the court.
"I forgot how much I hate Sara Errani's game,” reads in a Twitter comment. The Emilian tennis player will now face Su-wei Hsieh, with whom she has already played and won three times. The 2020 champion Sofia Kenin will instead meet Kaia Kanepi.
Below you can read a seriees of tweets of Venus Williams' fans against Sara Errani.
I forgot how much I HATE Sara Errani's game. — We love you, Venus💝 (@Vee16Queen) February 10, 2021
The drop shot from Errani irritated me — NEXT GEN TENNIS STAN (@onscocoleylah) February 10, 2021
Errani - you ass with that drop shot!
— Bruthas on Tennis (@Bruthasontennis) February 10, 2021
Errani still managing to lose the points, even though Venus can hardly move. Errani drop shot next point, evil but her it's tennis 🙄 — Chris Goldsmith (@TheTennisTalker) February 10, 2021