Emma Raducanu: British number one crashes out of Wimbledon in second round | UK News

Emma Raducanu: British number one crashes out of Wimbledon in second round | UK News


Emma Raducanu has crashed out of Wimbledon after losing in the second round.

The 19-year-old US Open champion was defeated by France’s Caroline Garcia who won in straight sets 6-3 6-3 on Centre Court.

The British number one had burst on to the tennis scene at SW19 last summer where she reached round four of the women’s singles, but she could not repeat her heroics this time.

In today’s match, Raducanu had no answer to her opponent’s superior firepower.

Caroline Garcia

Garcia, a former top 10 player, dominated the opening set with her aggressive hitting, unsettling the 10th seed.

Raducanu was broken in her first service game to go 2-0 down, before she broke back in the third game, making it 2-1.

The opening set then went with serve, before the Briton, ranked 11th in the world, slipped at the baseline in game six and she was broken by the 28-year-old Frenchwoman who went 4-2 up.

Garcia, the world number 55, and Raducanu then won their respective service games before Garcia went on to serve out the first set 6-3.

The second set went with serve until game five when Garcia broke her opponent to go 3-2 up. Raducanu then instantly broke back to level matters 3-3.

But the French player then broke Raducanu to make it 4-3.

Garcia won the next two games to take the second set 6-3, crushing her British opponent’s hopes.

Andy Murray was up next on Centre Court, taking on big-serving American John Isner.



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Author: Shirley