New Delhi. Emma Raducano, playing her first tournament after winning the title with a miraculous performance at the US Open, crashed out of the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament in the second round after losing in straight sets to Aliaksandra Sasnovich. Raducano lost the match 6-2, 6-4, bringing to an end their 10-match winning streak. He was given a wild card entry in this ATP and WTA tournament. The 27-year-old Sasnovich of Belarus is ranked 100th in the world rankings.
She reached the doubles semi-finals of the US Open last month, while Raducano started qualifying to become champion at the age of 18. She won the women’s US Open singles title by defeating 19-year-old Lela Fernandez of Canada in straight sets. She is the first qualifier in tennis history to win a Grand Slam title. With this success, Raducano rose from 150 to 22nd in the world rankings. He got a bye in the first round at Indian Wells. His journey came to a halt in the very first match of this tournament.
Results of other matches
In other matches, Inga Sviatec defeated Petra Matrich 6–1, 6–3 in straight sets. No. 4 Ilina Svitolina defeated Tereja Martynova 6-2, 7-5, while ninth seed Anastasia Pavlichenkova defeated Madison Keys 6-3, 6-1.
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Simona Halep defeated Marta Kostyuk 7-6(2), 6-1 in another match, while Victoria Azarenka also managed to advance due to a withdrawal from the match between Megda Lynette. Shelby Rogers registered an easy win over Kristina Kuchova 6-2, 6-2. In the men’s section, USA’s Jenson Brooksby and Ernesto Escobedo won their first round matches. Brooksby defeated Sam Ilkal 7-6 (5), 6-4 and Escobedo defeated Holger Roon 6-4, 6-1.
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