British star Emma Raducanu‘s first-round exit in the Miami Masters has made left tennis fans furious with her disappointing performances. The Canadian former US Open champion Bianca Andreescu defeated her: 6-3, 3-6, 6-2. This was the second meeting between Raducanu and Andreescu. The Canadian had also won their first match.
Canadian World No.31 Bianca Andreescu has hard luck of meeting top-ranked players in the initial rounds. She lost to the current Indian Wells champion Elena Rybakina in the first round of the Dubai Open. In the Indian Wells Masters, her fate was to end up in front of the Polish World No.1 Iga Swiatek in the third round. Her match against Raducanu was also not easy. She has a bigger task ahead in the second round where she will meet Greek World No.7 Maria Sakkari.
The disappointing loss of Raducanu saw Twitter using hard words in criticism. There were users who said that her only Grand Slam win is a “fluke“. She was also called “Fraudcanu” and “Flopcanu” by a section of the fans. Many asked her to “focus on tennis” keeping in mind the millions of endorsements she has received.
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Emma Raducanu has a lot of things to fix before the clay season
The British World No.72 Emma Raducanu displayed high-quality tennis in Indian Wells until she met the in-form Polish World No.1, Iga Swiatek in the pre-quarter-finals. The Briton looked in great touch in the earlier three rounds. The former US Open champion is still trying hard to find the rhythm which gave her her maiden triumph in US Open 2021. After that historical run, she failed to get past the second round in all the majors.
Just prior to the Indian Wells Masters, the 2021 US Open champion gave her experience on how she overcame the mental stress following the Australian Open 2023 defeat. With the pressure of being on top, the British star has often failed to play up to the expectations after her maiden Grand Slam triumph in 2021. Currently ranked at 72, the British 20-year-old has already seen both the highs and lows of her tennis career.
How Raducanu will bounce back in the clay swing is being looked forward to by tennis fans around the globe.
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