French Open 2022: Emma Raducanu knocked out

Emma Raducanu knocked out of the French Open by Aliaksandra Sasnovich

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Emma Raducanu knocked out of the French Open by Aliaksandra Sasnovich

Emma Raducanu was knocked out of the French Open on Wednesday.

Raducanu, 19, lost 3-6 6-1 6-1 to Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus in the second round.

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The 12th seed was unable to take any of five break points in a pivotal third game in the decider, Sasnovich breaking in the next to enable her to win.

The US Open champion has lost in the second round in her two Grand Slams since the win in New York last year.

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Raducanu’s exit means there are no British women left in the singles draw, with Heather Watson and Harriet Dart losing in the first round.

The result continues a strong season for Sasnovich, who has improved her ranking from No.91 at the end of 2021 to its current No.47 thanks to an overall season record of 21-10.

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She reached her third career final at Melbourne Summer Set 2 in January and is fresh off a second-round run in Strasbourg last week, where she took eventual champion Angelique Kerber to three sets.

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