Reigning U.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu had one more tough expertise at a Grand Slam, as she crashed out of the French Open through Wednesday’s second-round loss to Aliaksandra Sasnovich in three units.
Raducanu gained the opening set 6-Three however then failed to provide solutions as Sasnovich stormed again to shut the 19-year-old out, 6-1, 6-1. Whereas talking with reporters following her newest on-the-court setback, Raducanu elected to look on the brilliant facet.
“I believe my opponent, she performed fairly properly all through, and did not make any errors,” Raducanu remarked, in response to Tom Hamilton of ESPN. “However, yeah, I believe that it was a protracted match for me, however, I imply, the entire clay season has been fairly optimistic total, I might say.”
Since her historic triumph in New York final summer time, Raducanu has parted ways with multiple coaches, tested positive for COVID-19 in December, performed via a painful blister on her proper hand throughout her second-round defeat within the Australian Open and handled different injury setbacks, together with a lower back issue that bothered her earlier than the primary draw at Roland Garros.
“I believe I positively obtained stronger because the clay season went on,” Raducanu added throughout her feedback. “It simply takes much more to win the purpose on this floor, and, you understand, you hit a ball flat and it does not actually do this a lot.
“I positively learnt like when to make use of the form and stuff. Yeah, like I nonetheless obtained fairly a protracted option to go on this floor, however total, I might say I positively had an excellent first expertise on the clay. I believe that I can positively enhance much more than what I’m at proper now.”
She’s going to subsequent dive into the grass-court season and start making ready for Wimbledon, which is about to get underway on June 27.