Tennis: Raducanu knocked out of French Open in second round

Agence France-Presse

Posted at May 25 2022 08:40 PM

K tennis player Emma Raducanu in action against Ukraine's Anhelina Kalinina during their Mutua Madrid Open's women round of 16 match at the Caja Magica in Madrid, Spain, 03 May 2022. Juanjo Martin, EPA-EFE
K tennis player Emma Raducanu in action against Ukraine's Anhelina Kalinina during their Mutua Madrid Open's women round of 16 match at the Caja Magica in Madrid, Spain, 03 May 2022. Juanjo Martin, EPA-EFE

US Open champion Emma Raducanu was knocked out of the French Open on Wednesday, losing to Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 in the second round.

The British 12th seed, making her professional debut this year at Roland Garros, had also lost to 47th-ranked Sasnovich at Indian Wells in 2021 in her first match since her shock US Open victory.

"After the first set, I thought I couldn't win so I just played it point by point," said the 28-year-old Sasnovich.

Raducanu hit 33 unforced errors and paid the price for not converting five break points in the third game of the decider.

Sasnovich will be playing in the third round in Paris for the first time when she faces either Germany's Angelique Kerber, a three-time major winner, or French wildcard Elsa Jacquemot.
 

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