“I’m definitely disappointed with how the match went today. But I think I just wanted to give it a try,” said Raducanu. “I never knew how bad it really was until I was out on the court,” said number twelve in the WTA world rankings.
Already last week at the Madrid Open, the Briton had lost against Anhelina Kalinina 2: 6, 6: 2, 4: 6 and then complained of back problems. “After Madrid, I thought that if I took a day or two off, it would go away because a lot of the other problems went away after two days off,” explained Raducanu.
But after losing the third service game against the 21-year-old Canadian, Raducanu had to give up. Andrescuu, meanwhile, meets Spain’s Sara Sorribes Tormo in the second round, who also benefited from the retirement of compatriot Nuria Parrizas Diaz.
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