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Emma Raducanu knocked out of French Open in second round

/ 07:53 PM May 25, 2022
Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - May 25, 2022 Britain's Emma Raducanu reacts after losing her second round match against Belarus' Aliaksandra Sasnovich REUTERS/Yves Herman

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – May 25, 2022 Britain’s Emma Raducanu reacts after losing her second round match against Belarus’ Aliaksandra Sasnovich REUTERS/Yves Herman

US Open champion Emma Raducanu was knocked out of the French Open on Wednesday, losing to Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 in the second round.

The British 12th seed, making her professional debut this year at Roland Garros, had also lost to 47th-ranked Sasnovich at Indian Wells in 2021 in her first match since her shock US Open victory.

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“After the first set, I thought I couldn’t win so I just played it point by point,” said the 28-year-old Sasnovich.

Raducanu hit 33 unforced errors and paid the price for not converting five break points in the third game of the decider.

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Sasnovich will be playing in the third round in Paris for the first time when she faces either Germany’s Angelique Kerber, a three-time major winner, or French wildcard Elsa Jacquemot.

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