Emma Raducanu falls to straight sets defeat to world No 60 Liudmila Samsonova in Washington

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 sets defeat to her Russian opponent in Washington

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

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 currently holds - hit a snag

Raducanu’s preparations for the US Open – a title which she presently holds – hit a snag

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