Wimbledon 2022: Britain’s Emma Raducanu failed to go beyond the second round of the grass-court tournament after losing to France’s Caroline Garcia in straight sets.
Emma Raducanu of Britain. Courtesy: AP
- Emma Raducanu lost the match 3-6, 3-6
- Raducanu looked out of sorts during her match
- Caroline Garcia will next face Zhang Shuai in the third round
British tennis sensation Emma Raducanu faced a shock second round defeat to France’s Caroline Garcia 3-6, 3-6 in the second round of Wimbledon 2022 on Wednesday, June 29.
The youngster had a torrid time in her maiden appearance in the French Open last month. She has also had quite a few injury concerns due to which she also had to retire between matches.
Against Garcia, Raducanu completely looked out of sorts. Garcia broke the reigning US Open championship five out of eight times during her stellar run.
In both sets, Garcia managed to keep Raducanu on the backfoot with some powerful shots. Unforced errors from Raducanu didn’t help her by any stretch of the imagination.
The 28-year-old Garcia is next scheduled to lock horns with China’s Zhang Shuai in the third round match on Friday, July 1.
In another match, former World No.1 Garbine Muguruza was knocked out of the grass court tournament after she lost to Greet Minnen. The former Wimbledon champion lost the match 4-6, 0-6 after committing as many as 33 unforced errors.
In the second set, Muguruza won only seven points and failed to win even a single game. In the match that lasted two days, Greet dominated her opponent throughout.
American eighth seed Jessica Pegula, in the meantime, has qualified for the second round after beating Croatia’s Donna Vekic 6-3, 7-6 (7-2). Pegula had to fight in the second set, but she managed to hold her nerve.
Pegula will next lock horns with Harriet Dart, who defeated Switzerland’s Rebeka Masarova, in the second round.