In her Washington debut, Emma Raducanu defeated unlucky loser Louisa Chirico, and afterwards she remarked it was nice to start her summer on hard courts with a victory. This week, Raducanu, who is competing for the first time in Washington, defeated Chirico 6-4, 6-2 to go to the tournament’s round of 16.
According to the WTA website, Raducanu commented after beginning her debut in Washington with a victory, “Definitely feels really fantastic to have a win here in DC.” “And I think it’s a pretty wonderful feeling just to get on the board after not playing for quite a while after Wimbledon or many matches at all this year.
I believe that the opening round of any game is always quite difficult. Small things you don’t always get right when you’re not necessarily that razor-sharp Just maintain your composure.”
Chirico was defeated by Rasucanu in straight sets.
In the first game of the match, Raducanu defeated Chirico, getting off to a strong start.
Raducanu had a chance to win the third game by a double break, but she failed to convert a break point. In the sixth game, Raducanu was broken back by Chirico after he managed to avoid losing by a double break. The ninth game saw Raducanu break Chirico once more, but she was able to stay focused as she served out the first set the following game.
Raducanu, who prevailed in the first set, wasted a break point in the opening game of the second set but saved one on her serve in the following game. Even though Raducanu didn’t break Chirico in the first game of the second set, she did so in games five and seven to win consecutive games and secure a straight-set victory.
Camila Osorio opposes Raducanu in the round of 16. Osorio upset local favorite Sofia Kenin on Tuesday. When they meet in Washington, Raducanu and Osorio will face off against one another for the first time in their respective careers.