Emma Raducanu’s fight for her first Wimbledon title came to an end when the US Open champion suffered a second round loss to Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia.
Last Updated: 06/29/22 5:49 pm
Emma Raducanu’s Wimbledon comeback proved to be a climactic reaction as the US Open champion excelled in the second round with a straight set defeat to Caroline Garcia.
So far, living up to the hype has proven impossible for the 19-year-old and, a year after bursting into stardom by running to the fourth lap and then achieving nothing, In New York, she meekly slipped 6-3 6. -3 losses on Center Court.
Unable to compete after three weeks due to muscle strain, Raducanu simply couldn’t find the level to match Frenchman Garcia during the 86-minute competition.
Garcia vs Raducanu: Match Statistics
|74%||Service win rate 1||45%|
|41%||Second serve win rate||56%|
|5/8||Win break points||2/4|
|25||Total number of winners||twelfth|
|20||Error is not required||8|
|65||Total points won||50|
Harriet Dart became the 10th English player to make it past the second round with a resounding victory over Rebeka Masarova.
Dart, ranked 94th in the world, put on an impressive performance to win 6-1 6-4, making it his best home run at Wimbledon since 1984.
The 25-year-old will face eighth seed Jessica Pegula in the second round.
Second seed Anett Kontaveit fell out of Wimbledon, winning 6-4 6-0 with a big serve Jule Niemeierwho is making his mark on his first appearance at the Championships.
Niemeier, 22 and ranked 97th in the world after injury problems interrupted her first run on the tour, jumped and punched the air at the competition spot.
“It’s amazing,” she told a lunchtime crowd. “It was one of the greatest victories of my career to date.”
Niemeier said she was very nervous before the match on the performance field. “But I like playing on grass… it suits my game.”
Of Ukraine Lesia Tsurenko showed support for her war-torn country by wearing a yellow and blue ribbon in her second round win over her countryman Anhelina Kalinina.
The Ukrainian duo were well supported on Court 12 and, after a slight delay due to the rain, produced two hours and 30 minutes of high-quality tennis.
Tsurenko was a 3-6 6-4 6-3 lead and in the process knocked out world number 34 Kalinina in a small shock in the second half.
Tamara Korpatsch knocked out her doubles partner Harmony Tan for pulling out of their first-round women’s doubles match.
Tan stuns Center Court by beating Serena Williams on Tuesday night in a singles match in the first round that lasted more than three hours and will take place Sara Sorribes Tormo in the second round on Thursday.
Tan then withdrew from the doubles event on Tuesday afternoon ahead of scheduled clashes with Nadiia Kichenok and Raluca Olaru citing a thigh injury, poor condition with her teammate Korpatsch.
The German, who was beaten by Heather Watson in the first round of the singles event, wrote on Instagram: “Unfortunately, my doubles partner H. Tan took a break from our doubles today. now.
“She just texted me this morning. Let me wait here an hour before the match starts. I’m so sad, disappointed and also very angry that I can’t play my first Grand Slam doubles.
“And it’s really unfair to me, I don’t deserve it. She asked me before the tournament if we wanted to play doubles and I said yes, I didn’t ask her, she asked me. ! If you broke after 3 hours of the match the day before, you couldn’t play pro. That’s my opinion.”
Korpatsch and Tan were replaced in the draw by Valentini Grammatikopoulou and Peangtarn Plipuech.
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