Emma Raducanu falls to straight units defeat to world No 60 Liudmila Samsonova within the quarter-final of the Citi Open in Washington because the Brit’s US Open preparations hit a snag
- The second seed was knocked out of the Citi Open in Washington
- Liudmila Samsonova, the world no 60, overpowered her opponent over two units
- The Russian saved 4 set factors on her strategy to clinching the primary set
Second seed Emma Raducanu’s Citi Open run has ended with a quarter-final defeat towards Liudmila Samsonova in Washington.
Despite a good opening set, Raducanu was in the end overpowered 7-6 (6) 6-1 by the Russian world quantity 60.
Samsonova saved 4 set factors en path to clinching the primary set earlier than cruising house within the second with 9 aces and 33 winners for the match.
Emma Raducanu fell to a straight units defeat to her Russian opponent in Washington
Ludmilla Samsonova overpowered her second seed opponent to advance to the semi-finals
Raducanu proved to be her personal worst enemy as she struggled to compete with Samsanova’s power, mustering simply eight winners and a single ace to associate with 24 unforced errors.
In the ATP occasion, British males’s quantity two Dan Evans fell in three units to Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka of their quarter-final conflict.
After dropping the opening set in a tiebreak, Evans rallied to say the second in convincing trend.
However he was unable to maintain that momentum within the third because the world quantity 96 pulled out a 7-6 (5) 4-6 7-5 victory.
Raducanu’s preparations for the US Open – a title which she presently holds – hit a snag