Emma Raducanu got here right down to earth in her first event since her unexpected U.S. Open victory, shedding in instantly units to Aliaksandra Sasnovich on the BNP Paribas Open on Friday night time.
Raducanu misplaced 6-2, 6-Four in the second one around, finishing her 10-match successful streak that started in New York. She won a wild-card into the mixed ATP and WTA event within the Southern California barren region.
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It used to be Raducanu’s 5th Excursion-level match since making her WTA Excursion debut in June.
“I am roughly satisfied that what took place nowadays took place so I will be able to be informed and take it as a lesson so going ahead I’m going to simply have extra revel in banked,” she stated.
Former international No. 1 Andy Murray beat Adrian Mannarino 6-Three, 6-2 in his first event as a wild-card. Murray fired 5 aces and attached on 82% of his first serves towards the French lefty-hander. Murray transformed 3 of six ruin issues; Mannarino failed in his lone likelihood to wreck.
Leyla Fernandez, who misplaced to Raducanu within the U.S. Open ultimate, defeated Alize Cornet 6-2, 6-Three. Fernandez transformed Five of nine ruin issues and hit 71% of her 2d serves.
Sasnovich, a 27-year-old from Belarus ranked 100th on the earth, reached the doubles semifinals remaining month on the U.S. Open whilst Raducanu used to be finishing a shocking run from qualifier to champion at age 18.
“Emma simply gained the U.S. Open and I misplaced there within the first around,” Sasnovich stated, “so it used to be a bit of bit other.”
Sasnovich were given provider breaks to take leads of Three-1 and Five-2 and shut out the set in 30 mins with out ever shedding her serve.
Raducanu rallied in the second one set, taking a Four-2 lead. However Sasnovich broke for a 5th time and led Five-Four sooner than serving out the event. Sasnovich gained 53% of her 2d serves to only 29% for Raducanu.
“I am nonetheless so new to the entirety,” Raducanu stated. “The stories that I am going thru presently, even supposing I may now not really feel 100 p.c superb presently, I do know they are for the higher just right.”
Sasnovich complicated to play No. 11 seed Simona Halep within the 3rd around. Halep beat Marta Kostyuk 7-6 (2), 6-1.
Iga Swiatek wanted simply 71 mins to dispatch Petra Martic 6-1, 6-Three.
The remaining time the event used to be performed in 2019, Swiatek misplaced in qualifying. Now, she’s the No. 2 seed and the 2020 French Open champion.
Swiatek gained 9 of the primary 10 video games towards Martic sooner than the Polish superstar were given damaged two times and fell at the back of Zero-Three in the second one set. Swiatek rallied to win the following six video games and shut out the event.
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“In 2019, I wasn’t enjoying that assured, however I’m actually glad that occasions have modified now,” Swiatek stated. “In the second one set, I misplaced focal point for one recreation and he or she broke me lovely rapid, so I knew I simply needed to stay going and now not forestall for a 2d time.”
No. Four seed Elina Svitolina beat Tereza Martineova 6-2, 7-Five. No. 7 Petra Kvitova beat Arantxa Rus 6-2, 6-2. 9th-seeded Anatasia Pavlyuchenkova crowned American Madison Keys 6-Three, 6-1.
Victoria Azarenka complicated by way of walkover when Magda Linette give up trailing 7-Five, Three-Zero. Shelby Rogers routed Kristina Kucova 6-2, 6-2. No. 19 Jessica Pegula beat Sloane Stephens 6-2, 6-Three.
At the males’s aspect, American citizens Jenson Brooksby and Ernesto Escobedo gained their first-round suits. Brooksby beat Cem Ilkel 7-6 (Five), 6-Four, and Escobedo defeated Holger Rune 6-Four, 6-1.