Emma Raducanu:In the first round of the Guadalajara Open, US Open winner she was forced to quit in the final set due to injury.
The No. 1 seed for the Guadalajara Open, Emma Raducanu of the United Kingdom, was forced to quit in the final set of her first-round match against Daria Saville after sustaining an injury.
In the first round of the Guadalajara Open, the No. 1 seed was forced to retire after three hours and 36 minutes, with Australia’s Daria Saville progressing 5-7 7-6 (7-4) 4-3 from the longest match of the WTA season.
After the win, Saville commented, “This is probably the first match in a long time where I felt like I was being myself.” “Dasha, I was being a brawny young lady. All I want to do now is keep working and coming here.”
Raducanu was playing her first match since suffering a hand blister in a three-set loss to Danka Kovinic in the Australian Open second round last month.
The British star, on the other hand, put down an early marker, winning the first set after a grueling 80 minutes by coming back from an early break to break Saville in the penultimate game.
Raducanu, the reigning US Open winner, served for the match at 5-3 in the second set, but Saville broke back to force a tiebreak, which she won convincingly.
In the decider, both women looked to be playing despite agony, with Saville suffering from leg cramps and Raducanu requiring an off-court medical break.