US Open champ Raducanu upset at Indian Wells; Murray wins

INDIAN WELLS (Calif.) - Emma Raducanu returned to reality in her first tournament after her surprise U.S Open win. She lost in straight sets to Aliaksandra Ssnovich at Friday's BNP Paribas Open.

US Open champ Raducanu upset at Indian Wells; Murray wins

INDIAN WELLS (Calif.) - Emma Raducanu returned to reality in her first tournament after her surprise U.S Open win. She lost in straight sets to Aliaksandra Ssnovich at Friday's BNP Paribas Open.

Raducanu lost 6-2 and 6-4 in round two, ending her 10-match winning streak, which began in New York. She was granted a wild card into the combined ATP/WTA tournament in the Southern California desert.

Raducanu was making her fifth Tour-level appearance since June, when she made her WTA Tour debut.

She said, "I'm glad that today happened so I can learn from it and take it as an instruction so that going forward I'll have more experience."

Former world No. Former world No. 1 Andy Murray defeated Adrian Mannarino, 6-3, and 6-2 in his wild-card match. Murray served five aces, and connected on 82% his first serves against Mannarino. Murray converted three out of six break points. Mannarino missed his only chance to break.

Leyla Fernandez lost to Raducanu at the U.S. Open final. Alize Cornet won 6-2, 3-1. Fernandez converted 5 out of 9 break points, and she hit 71% her second serves.

Sasnovich (a 27-year old Belarusian man ranked 100th in world doubles) reached the semifinals at the U.S. Open last month while Raducanu was making a remarkable run from age 18 to qualifyer to champion.

Sasnovich stated that Emma just won the U.S. Open, and she lost in the first round. "So it was a little different."

Sasnovich took service breaks to take lead of 3-1 and 5-2 and closed the set in just 30 minutes. She never lost her serve.

Raducanu rallied to take a 4-2 lead in the second set. Sasnovich broke again for the fifth time, leading 5-4 before she served out the match. Raducanu was left with 29% of the second serves, while Sasnovich won 53%.

Raducanu stated, "I'm still so young to everything." "The experiences I'm currently going through, although I may not feel 100 percent amazing right at the moment, I know they are for the greater good."

Sasnovich was selected to play No. In the third round, Simona Halep was 11th seed. Halep beat Marta Kostyuk 7-6 (2), 6-1.

Petra Martic was defeated by Iga Swiatek in just 71 minutes, 6-3.

Swiatek was eliminated in qualifying the last time this tournament was held in 2019. She's now the No. She is the No. 2 seed and 2020 French Open champion.

Swiatek won nine out of the 10 first games against Martic, but Martic was broken twice in the second set and lost 0-3. Swiatek won the six remaining games to close the match.

Swiatek stated, "In 2019, I wasn’t playing that confidently but I’m really happy that times are changing now." "In the second set I lost focus for one of my games and she broke me pretty quickly, so I knew that I had to keep going and not stop for another round."

No. 4 seed Elina Svitolina beat Tereza Martineova 6-2, 7-5. No. 7 Petra Kvitova beat Arantxa Rus 6-2, 6-2. American Madison Keys was won by Anatasia Pavlyuchenkova, 9th seed.

Victoria Azarenka won via walkover after Magda Linette, who was trailing 7-5 and 3-0, quit. Shelby Rogers defeated Kristina Kucova, 6-2 and 6-2. No. 19 Jessica Pegula defeated Sloane Stephens, 6-2, and 6-3.

The men's team saw Ernesto Escobedo and Jenson Brooksby, both Americans. Brooksby defeated Cem Ilkel 7-6(5), 6-4 and Escobedo defeated Holger Rane 6-4 6-1.

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