Emma Raducanu saw her Wimbledon dreams end in the second round when she was beaten 6-3, 6-3 by Caroline Garcia…
Emma Raducanu saw her Wimbledon dreams end in the second round when she was beaten 6-3, 6-3 by Caroline Garcia of France.
Raducanu qualified for the US Open in 2021 the hard way, starting in the first round of qualifying as the 31st seed before making her way through the full tournament without dropping a set, beating players such as Belinda Bencic and Maria Sakkari.
Her win in the final over Leylah Fernandez in the final meant she was the first woman to win a Grand Slam singles title as a qualifier and boosted her as high as number 11 in the world rankings.
She hasn’t been able to follow up on that win so far, making it to the second round in both the Australian Open and the French Open this year. Her Australian Open campaign saw her beat Sloane Stephens in the first round before being downed by Danka Kovinić in the second round.
The French Open followed a similar pattern, with the 19 year old seeing off Linda Nosková in round one before finding Aliaksandra Sasnovich too strong in the round two. Questions were raised over whether Raducanu’s US Open win was a one off but she’s shown talent and resolve and will be looking for home advantage at Wimbledon to give her the edge.
Raducanu had entered Wimbledon hoping to go deep into the tournament and prove that she should be considered amongst the world’s elite female tennis players but this wasn’t an inspiring tournament for the 19 year old as she fails to make it as far as the third round.
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