US Open day two wrap: Emma Raducanu defence ends in tears

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Emma Raducanu Credit: PA Images
Emma Raducanu Credit: PA Images

Emma Raducanu’s defence of the US Open title is over after a first-round loss to Alize Cornet.

The 19-year-old was beaten 6-3 6-3 in windy conditions on Louis Armstrong Stadium but Cameron Norrie and Dan Evans safely reached round two to make it five British players through.

Rafael Nadal marked his first match at Flushing Meadows in three years by coming from a set down to beat Rinky Hijikata, while Naomi Osaka and Venus Williams bowed out.

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Emma Raducanu, who did not lose a set in 10 matches last year, said after her loss: “Obviously it’s really disappointing, I’m really sad to leave here. It’s probably my favourite tournament.

“But also in a way I’m happy because it’s a clean slate. I’m going to drop down the rankings. Climb my way back up. The target will be off my back slightly.

“I’ve been doing some really good work in the last six weeks especially. I’m just looking forward to putting more of those weeks together consistently, then we’ll see what happens.

“With perspective, actually as a 19-year-old, I’ve had not a bad year. To be top 100, if you told me that a year ago, I’d take it.”

Bowing out

Serena Williams is not the only player heading into retirement. German Andrea Petkovic, a former top-10 player and semi-finalist at the French Open in 2014, announced ahead of the tournament this would be her final grand slam while American former Wimbledon semi-finalist Sam Querrey is also calling it a day.

Czech mates

After coming through qualifying, 17-year-old Linda Fruhvirtova clinched her first main draw grand slam victory on Tuesday. The Czech production line of female talent appears endless, with fellow 17-year-old Linda Noskova and 16-year-old Sara Bejlek also coming through qualifying while Fruhvirtova’s 15-year-old sister Brenda is rocketing up the rankings.

Fallen seeds

Women: Emma Raducanu (11), Jelena Ostapenko (16), Amanda Anisimova (24), Elena Rybakina (25), Elise Mertens (32)
Men: None

Who’s up next?

Andy Murray and Serena Williams open the two sessions on Arthur Ashe Stadium on Wednesday for their second-round matches.

Murray takes on young American Emilio Nava in the day while Williams faces a tough task if she is to extend her farewell tour a little longer up against second seed Anett Kontaveit.

Also at night, Jack Draper will hope to showcase his rapid improvement against sixth seed Felix Auger-Aliassime while Harriet Dart meets Dalma Galfi of Hungary, where victory would make her the new British number one.

US Open day two results

Men

1st rd

Hubert Hurkacz (POL x8) bt Oscar Otte (GER) 6-4, 6-2, 6-4

Ilya Ivashka bt Sam Querrey (USA) 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (10/8), 6-3

Gijs Brouwer (NED) bt Adrian Mannarino (FRA) 6-3, 6-4, 6-4

Lorenzo Musetti (ITA x26) bt David Goffin (BEL) 3-6, 7-5, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (11/9)

Grigor Dimitrov (BUL x17) bt Steve Johnson (USA) 6-3, 6-2, 6-2

Brandon Nakashima (USA) bt Pavel Kotov 7-6 (7/4), 6-2, 6-2

Christopher Eubanks (USA) bt Pedro Martinez (ESP) 7-5, 6-3, 7-6 (7/3)

Jannik Sinner (ITA x11) bt Daniel Altmaier (GER) 5-7, 6-2, 6-1, 3-6, 6-1

Marin Cilic (CRO x15) bt Maximilian Marterer (GER) 6-3, 6-2, 7-5

Albert Ramos Vinolas (ESP) bt Norbert Gombos (SVK) 6-3, 6-4, 7-5

James Duckworth (AUS) bt Christopher O’Connell (AUS) 4-6, 7-6 (7/0), 6-2, 6-3

Dan Evans (GBR x20) bt Jiri Vesely (CZE) 6-4, 6-1, 6-1

Borna Coric (CRO x25) bt Enzo Couacaud (FRA) 6-2, 7-6 (7/5), 3-6, 4-6, 7-5

Jenson Brooksby (USA) bt Dusan Lajovic (SRB) 6-2, 6-0, 3-0 – retired

Federico Coria (ARG) bt Tallon Griekspoor (NED) 7-5, 6-4, 6-3

Carlos Alcaraz (ESP x3) bt Sebastian Báez (ARG) 7-5, 7-5, 2-0 – retired

Cameron Norrie (GBR x7) bt Benoit Paire (FRA) 6-0, 7-6 (7/1), 6-0

Joao Sousa (POR) bt Mackenzie McDonald (USA) 1-6, 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (7/4), 6-3

John Isner (USA) bt Federico Delbonis (ARG) 6-3, 6-1, 7-5

Holger Rune (DEN x28) bt Peter Gojowczyk (GER) 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (7/5)

Denis Shapovalov (CAN x19) bt Marc-Andrea Huesler (SUI) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1

Kwon Soon-woo (KOR) bt Fernando Verdasco (ESP) 6-2, 6-7 (4/7), 6-3, 6-3

Andrey Rublev (x9) bt Laslo Djere (SRB) 7-6 (7/5), 6-3, 3-6, 4-6, 6-4

Diego Schwartzman (ARG x14) bt Jack Sock (USA) 3-6, 5-7, 6-0, 1-0 – retired

Alexei Popyrin (AUS) bt Chun Hsin Tseng (TAI) 6-3, 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (7/3)

Frances Tiafoe (USA x22) bt Marcos Giron (USA) 7-6 (7/0), 6-4, 6-3

Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB x32) bt Learner Tien (USA) 3-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-3

Richard Gasquet (FRA) bt Taro Daniel (JPN) 6-4, 6-7 (1/7), 6-2, 6-2

Fabio Fognini (ITA) bt Aslan Karatsev 1-6, 5-7, 6-4, 6-1, 6-4

Rafael Nadal (ESP x2) bt Rinky Hijikata (AUS) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-3

Women

1st rd

Iga Swiatek (POL x1) bt Jasmine Paolini (ITA) 6-3, 6-0

Sloane Stephens (USA) bt Greet Minnen (BEL) 1-6, 6-3, 6-3

Lauren Davis (USA) bt Lucia Bronzetti (ITA) 4-6, 7-6 (7/3), 5-4 – retired

Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) bt Amanda Anisimova (USA x24) 6-3, 6-3

Jule Niemeier (GER) bt Sofia Kenin (USA) 7-6 (7/3), 6-4

Anastasia Potapova bt Claire Liu (USA) 6-1, 6-4

Zheng Qinwen (CHN) bt Jelena Ostapenko (LAT x16) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4

Garbine Muguruza (ESP x9) bt Clara Tauson (DEN) 6-3, 7-6 (7/5)

Linda Fruhvirtova (CZE) bt Wang Xinyu (CHN) 6-3, 6-4

Anhelina Kalinina (UKR) bt Bernarda Pera (USA) 6-4, 6-4

Petra Kvitova (CZE x21) bt Erika Andreeva 7-6 (7/3), 6-0

Irina-Camelia Begu (ROM) bt Elise Mertens (BEL x32) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3

Yuan Yue (CHN) bt Jaimee Fourlis (AUS) 6-3, 6-2

Aliaksandra Sasnovich bt Elisabetta Cocciaretto (ITA) 6-2, 6-4

Jessica Pegula (USA x8) bt Viktorija Golubic (SUI) 6-2, 6-2

Paula Badosa (ESP x4) bt Lesya Tsurenko (UKR) 3-6, 7-6 (7/4), 6-3

Petra Martic (CRO) bt Varvara Gracheva 6-4, 7-6 (7/3)

Marta Kostyuk (UKR) bt Mayar Sherif (EGY) 7-6 (7/2), 6-4

Victoria Azarenka (x26) bt Ashlyn Krueger (USA) 6-1, 4-6, 6-2

Karolina Pliskova (CZE x22) bt Magda Linette (POL) 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (10/8)

Marie Bouzkova (CZE) bt Linda Noskova (CZE) 6-2, 6-7 (3/7), 6-2

Sorana Cirstea (ROM) bt Laura Siegemund (GER) 6-4, 6-4

Belinda Bencic (SUI x13) bt Andrea Petkovic (GER) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4

Alize Cornet (FRA) bt Emma Raducanu (GBR x11) 6-3, 6-3

Katerina Siniakova (CZE) bt Taylor Townsend (USA) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2

Cristina Bucsa (ESP) bt Kaja Juvan (SLO) 6-4, 6-4

Danielle Collins (USA x19) bt Naomi Osaka (JPN) 7-6 (7/5), 6-3

Clara Burel (FRA) bt Elena Rybakina (KAZ x25) 6-4, 6-4

Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL) bt Venus Williams (USA) 6-1, 7-6 (7/5)

Kaia Kanepi (EST) bt Tereza Martincova (CZE) 7-6 (7/4), 6-3

Aryna Sabalenka (x6) bt Catherine Harrison (USA) 6-1, 6-3

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