Emma Raducanu and Victoria Azarenka win the Citi Open and move on to the pre-quarterfinals

Tuesday saw Victoria Azarenka enter the Citi Open round of 16 in Washington, DC. The fourth-seeded ex-world number one defeated Dayana Yastremska 6-4, 6-0 in one hour and 27 minutes. During the second serve of the Ukrainian, Azarenka won 70% of the points on return and 77% of the points on first serve.

On Yastremska’s serve, she converted six of the eleven break points that she faced while saving seven of the nine break points she faced. The two-time Australian Open champion will play Tereza Martincova in the second round.

In two hours and six minutes, the Czech overcame China’s Xinyu Wang, 0-6, 6-4, 6-4. However, Wang’s fellow countryman, Xiyu Wang, performed better in their first-round matchup with Tatjana Maria. In 1 hour and 26 minutes, Wang overcame the 2022 Wimbledon semifinalist, 6-2, 7-5.

She will face Donna Vekic in the second round.

Citi Open: Things get started with Emma Raducanu

Emma Raducanu, the second seed, advanced to the second round in the nation’s capital by defeating Louisa Chirico, an American qualifier, 6-4, 6-2.

It took the British player 1 hour and 27 minutes to secure the victory. 77 percent of her first and second serves resulted in points for the 2021 US Open champion. She converted four of the 10 break points that she was presented with on her opponent’s serve while saving two of the three break points she encountered.

Raducanu will portray Camila Osorio, who is trying to get into the ring. In their first match, the Colombian defeated wildcard Sofia Kenin, the 2020 Australian Open winner, 7-6(2), 6-1, in one hour and twenty-eight minutes. Ajla Tomljanovic of Australia defeated 2017 US Open champion Sloane Stephens in their round-of-32 match.

Tomljanovic defeated Liudmila Samsonova in 68 minutes, winning 6-1, 6-4. Madison Brengle, a fellow countryman of Stephens, also lost in the opening round. Brengle was defeated by Anna Kalinskaya 6-3, 6-0, and she will now face third-seeded Simona Halep.

Last but not least, Andrea Petkovic recorded the Citi Open’s lone upset of the day. In their first match, the German overcame Clara Tauson, the ninth-seeded player, 6-2, 6-2, and will now face Rebecca Marino. Image Source: Citi Open