Emma Raducanu perseveres in the face of adversity at the Citi Open to advance to the last eight.

Camila Osorio lost to Emma Raducanu on Thursday at the Citi Open in Washington, DC, which was plagued by rain and extreme humidity. The second-seeded Briton in the event won 7-6(5), 7-6(4) in just under three hours.

Both players had issues with their serves; the Colombian had seven and Raducanu ended up with nine. Osorio performed better in terms of first-serve points won, winning 60% to her opponent’s 55%. On Osorio’s second serve, Raducanu was able to win more points on returns, 60 percent more, which ultimately decided the match.

Throughout the course of the game, both players made four serve errors.

In the Citi Open, Xiyu Wang advances

Raducanu talked about the common ailments after winning. “Honestly, three hours in that situation, I think that I probably played in Landisville, Pennsylvania, last year, and I’d say there it was definitely worse conditions, but I wasn’t out there for three hours with the amount of rallies that I was out there today,” she said.

It was certainly hotter and more difficult there, but from a match standpoint, I think it was one of the most physically demanding games I have ever played. She will compete against Liudmila Samsonova in an attempt to get to the semifinals.

Samsonova required two hours and 14 minutes to overcome a set deficit to defeat the Australian in the second round of her match against Ajla Tomljanovic, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. Last but not least, Xiyu Wang also advanced to the Citi Open quarterfinals.

The 95th-ranked Wang defeated Donna Vekic in three sets, 4-6, 7-5, 6-1, in two hours and 26 minutes. She is awaiting Tereza Martincova or Victoria Azarenka, the fourth seed. Rain forced the stoppage of play on Thursday, thus their match had to be moved to Friday. Image Source: Citi Open Twitter