Linz’s main favorite, out

British tennis player Emma Răducanu was defeated on Tuesday night, in round 2, at the tennis tournament in Linz, by the Chinese athlete Xinyu Wang (106 WTA). Răducanu was listed as the main favorite and had the chance to meet Simona Halep, in a possible final.

Xinyu Wang won in 3 sets, after 2 hours and 35 minutes of play, with the score of 6-1, 6-7 (0), 7-5.

The Chinese athlete made a first set in which she gave up only one game, serving 4 aces and having over 80 percent success rate in the first service.

Răducanu raised his level of play in the second set, which was decided in the tiebreak, which the British won at zero.

In the middle of the decisive set, Răducanu accused medical problems and requested the intervention of physiotherapists.
Despite the fact that she was visibly physically affected and that her opponent was serving for the match, at 5-4, with a break break, Răducanu managed to make the rebreak, winning some spectacular points and saving two match minis, in admiration and applause. Austrian spectators.

In the end, Wang took advantage of the precarious physical condition of the US Open winner and won the next two games, securing her qualification in round 3 of the competition, where she will meet the American Alison Riske.


Source: Cotidianul RO by www.cotidianul.ro.

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