Emma Raducanu and Naomi Osaka both lose in US Open first round
US tennis pros Naomi Osaka and Emma Raducanu were both eliminated from the first round of the US Open on Monday despite making it to the third and fourth rounds of their respective tournaments.
Raducanu’s early exit came in the women’s singles, where she was beaten by Kristie Ahn in a straight sets defeat on Rod Laver Arena. Raducanu had to retire in the third set before the match was finished due to an injury. It is the second time this season Raducanu has withdrawn from an official match due to injury.
Osaka was eliminated in the women’s singles as well. In the second round she suffered a 2-6, 2-6 defeat to Madison Keys and then withdrew from her Australian Open main draw. She had to retire in the second set because of an injury and was immediately replaced by American Julia Schruff for the remainder of the tournament.
Osaka’s exit came in the women’s doubles as well, where she was beaten by Kristie Ahn and Frances Tiafoe in three sets. It is the first time Osaka has been eliminated from the US Open since September of last year.
Tiafoe’s early exit came in the men’s doubles as well, where he was beaten by Bruno Soares and Bruno Monteiro. Soares and Monteiro are two of the most successful doubles partners of all time, having reached 15 grand slam singles titles together.
Aron Seijas is a journalist and contributor to the PressTV website. Aron writes about events and personalities from his home country of Croatia, where he grew up. Aron came to the United States in August 2015 to pursue a career in broadcasting. He grew up in the small mining town of Brežice and has a BA in history and sociology. He is currently working on a Master’s degree in journalism and broadcasting. You can follow him on Twitter: @aronsseijas.
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