Recently after defying all the odds and emerging out victorious in the US Open, Emma Raducanu came in with high hopes in the Indian Wells. But this time things did not go well for her. The British player suffered a shocking defeat in the first round at the hands of Aliaksandra Sasnovich.
Let us look at the stats and see where it went wrong for the US Open champion.
Emma Raducanu and her success at the US Open
The British came out on top at the US Open 2021. When the audience was relying on some of the top-name players to perform, it was the underdogs who stole the show. Defying all odds, Raducanu did not look back and faced all the obstacles thereby winning the tournament.
This success also got appreciation from players and fans all around the world. Also, she climbed to the 22nd spot in the WTA ranking which is personally her career’s best ranking ever.
We are taking her HOMEEE❤️🇬🇧🏆 pic.twitter.com/L6P52UFpAm
— Emma Raducanu (@EmmaRaducanu) September 12, 2021
Where did it go wrong for the champion?
Emma Raducanu came in with high hopes. The fans also expected one hell of a shoe from the British player considering the fact that she performed so well at the recently concluded US Open. But things did not go well for the player. She was defeated by a scoreline of 6-2, 6-4. Her opponent did not give her a chance whatsoever to make a comeback.
“Even though I might not feel 100% amazing right now, I know that for the greater good and for the bigger picture, I’ll be thanking this moment.”
Emma Raducanu. pic.twitter.com/ubxppM7fcc
— We Are Tennis (@WeAreTennis) October 9, 2021
The player from Belarus was clearly seen dominating the match from the start till the end. Sasnovich won a total of 64 points as compared to Emma’s 51. Also, the Belarus player won 36 points in service as compared to Raducanu’s 26. This clearly shows the dominance the player possessed throughout the match.
What’s next for Emma Raducanu?
After suffering an unexpected defeat in the first round of the Indian Wells, the player will now no longer be able to compete in the tournament. This now means that she will shift her attention to the upcoming tournaments. Emma will most likely want to make sure that the setback results in a strong comeback.