Emma Raducanu is a Romanian tennis player who won the US Open in 2018. She was beaten in her first match since winning the Grand Slam title.
At Indian Wells, Britain’s Emma Raducanu lost her maiden match as a Grand Slam champion, falling to Belarus’ Aliaksandra Sasnovich in straight sets.
Raducanu, the world number 22 who won the US Open as a qualifier last month, was aiming for his 11th consecutive win.
In the second round of the BNP Paribas Open, however, Sasnovich, ranked 100th in the world, defeated the 18-year-old 6-2 6-4.
Raducanu, who was given a first-round bye, will compete in the Kremlin Cup in Moscow in ten days.
After winning the US Open, the British player competed without a regular coach after parting ways with Andrew Richardson, whom she had known since she was ten years old.
“We had some wonderful experiences together – at the US Open and also before to that,” she said after the match, “but I’m looking forward to the next chapter and I believe what I’m doing right now is certainly the best for me and my tennis.”
Raducanu got off to a good start against Sasnovich, holding love in the first game in front of a 4,000-strong audience for the night session.
But a sloppy service game followed, and the US Open winner was pushed into too many mistakes by her 27-year-old opponent’s superb defensive tennis.
On the slow court, Raducanu looked eager to finish off rallies fast, and Sasnovich broke to love and won the first set.
It was Raducanu’s first set loss since a three-set loss to Clara Tauson in the Challenger final in Chicago on August 22.
Sasnovich broke early in the second set as well, demonstrating her attacking abilities.
But two double faults followed in the following game, and Raducanu was able to take a 4-2 lead as he began to regain his composure.
However, Sasnovich’s improvement was short-lived, as he won the last four games of the match to clinch a straight-set win.
After defeating Marta Kostyuk of Ukraine 7-6 6-1 in the third round on Sunday, the Belarusian will face two-time Grand Slam winner Simona Halep.
“I believe Aliaksandra played a fantastic match,” Raducanu remarked. She deserved to win since she outperformed me today.
“I’m happy what occurred today happened so that I may learn from it and use it as a lesson.”
“After every defeat, there will be disappointment. I didn’t walk in with any expectations since, in my mind, I’m so inexperienced that I’m just soaking it all in.”
Stephens is out, but Fernandez and Swiatek are still alive.
Sloane Stephens, who defeated Heather Watson of the United Kingdom in the first round, was defeated by Jessica Pegula of the United States in straight sets in the second round.
Stephens, who was competing in the event for the tenth time, was defeated 6-2 6-3 by the 19th seed.
Leylah Fernandez of Canada, who fell to Raducanu in the US Open final, advanced to the third round after defeating Alize Cornet of France 6-2 6-3.
Following Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova’s impressive 6-3 6-1 victory over Madison Keys of the United States, Fernandez will face ninth seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
Iga Swiatek, the second seed from Poland, advanced to the last 32 with a 6-1 6-3 victory against Petra Martic of Croatia.
Meanwhile, Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic, seeded eighth, breezed through Arantxa Rus of the Netherlands with a 6-2 6-2 victory.
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