Emma Raducanu has long road ahead despite glimmers of genius at Wimbledon | Tumaini Carayol

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While she has found a way out of the wilderness, 21-year-old still struggles in adverse conditions and has much work to do

As Emma Raducanu became increasingly overwhelmed under the relentless pressure imposed on her by the cold-blooded qualifier Lulu Sun in their three-set tussle on Sunday, it became clear her time at Wimbledon was at an end. An intense, breathless service game at 4-2 down in set three finished with a tired double fault from Raducanu and, minutes later, her opponent closed out the match to reach the quarter-finals of Wimbledon for the first time.

A massive opportunity missed, Raducanu left Centre Court appropriately frustrated. Still, her run to the fourth round of Wimbledon represents a huge step forward after nearly three years in the wilderness in the aftermath of her US Open triumph.

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Written by Tumaini Carayol at Wimbledon
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