'What the hell': Ash Barty bows out in 'abysmal' Olympics shocker

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Ash Barty (pictured) looking defeated in the heat at the Toyko Olympic Games in her first round loss.
Ash Barty (pictured) has crashed out of the Toyko Olympic Games in the first round after a shock upset. (Getty Images)

World No.1 Ash Barty has crashed out of the Olympic Games in the first round after a tough showing in the Tokyo heat against Spain's Sara Sorribes.

Barty, fresh off winning an historic Wimbledon title, struggled with a poor first serving percentage in a 6-4, 6-3 loss to the Spaniard.

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The Aussie was clearly off her rhythm and made a number of unforced errors to leave her reeling 5-3 in the second set.

Sorribes then closed out the match to send the World No.1 packing in the biggest upset so far.

Barty entered the Olympics in red-hot form following her second career Grand Slam title at Wimbledon.

This made it all the more shocking in the fashion the fighting Aussie bowed out.

Fans couldn't quite believe what they had witnessed following Barty's demise at the hands of the World No.72.

The commentator. pointed out Barty didn't have that trademark 'steel' in her fightback as she toiled away in the second set to no avail.

Barty is still alive in the doubles after her victory with Storm Sanders in the first round.

Tennis stars call for Olympic tennis change

Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev have called on Olympics organisers to change the tennis schedule after players battled through oppressive heat on Saturday.

The world's top two men's players led calls to move matches to the late afternoon for the rest of the competition to save players from the stifling conditions.

Temperatures hovered around 34 degrees Celsius on Saturday and the high humidity made it extremely tough on players, who failed to find much comfort from ice bags and a hose blowing cool air.

Ash Barty (pictured) has been knocked out of the Tokyo Olympic Games after a wild upset in the First Round. (Getty Images)
Ash Barty (pictured) has been knocked out of the Tokyo Olympic Games after a wild upset in the First Round. (Getty Images)

French Open finalist Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova grasped for an air tube during a medical timeout and grew frustrated at the lack of ice in a court-side container.

This prompted calls from World No. 2 Medvedev for matches to be moved to the evening and found support from Serbia's top-ranked Djokovic.

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