US Open champion Emma Raducanu was knocked out of the French Open on Wednesday, shedding to Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 within the second spherical.
The British twelfth seed, making her skilled debut this 12 months at Roland Garros, had additionally misplaced to Forty seventh-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,” mentioned the 28-year-old Sasnovich.
Raducanu hit 33 unforced errors and paid the value for not changing 5 break factors within the third sport of the decider.
Sasnovich shall be enjoying within the third spherical in Paris for the primary time when she faces both Germany’s Angelique Kerber, a three-time main winner, or French wildcard Elsa Jacquemot.
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