‘A long way to go’: Raducanu out of French Open after defeat to Sasnovich


The long, valuable learning curve that is Emma Raducanu’s 2022 season continued on Wednesday as another mid-match drop of intensity was enough for the 19-year-old to lose momentum and the match as she was eventually blown off court in Paris.

In the face of some inspired, clean shot-making, Raducanu had no response to Aliaksandra Sasnovich as she fell 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 in the second round at Roland Garros. The defeat against the world No 47 means that after five months of the season, Raducanu moves on to the grass court swing with just two wins against top-50 players this year, an indication that higher-ranked opponents are slowly beginning to target the weaknesses in her game. It is something she will hope to address as the tour moves to faster courts.

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Written by Tumaini Carayol at Roland Garros
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