ORS Open Champion Emma Radukanu was sent in straight sets unseeded Caroline Garcia in the second round Wimbledon.
Seed #10 Radukan was cheered by an enthusiastic crowd hoping the British star would stay in the tournament, but she was well beaten by her French rival, who went on to win 6-3, 6-3.
Radukan started the match slowly and struggled to get back to it since Garcia threw her aside.
Garcia broke early in the first set to take a 2-0 lead and although Radukan put in a lot of effort to bring it back to 5-3, Garcia fixed the set in the next game.
Radukan The second set started out stronger than the first, but it soon became clear again that Garcia had the upper hand on her in every way.
After all, it was a relatively common win in a row for the 28-year-old and she totally deserved it.
Her joy was evident to all as she made a small winning jump on center court before giving a classy interview in which she admitted that the crowd wanted the house favorite to win.
“I prepared really well for this match. Emma is a great player and in her home tournament she proved that she can perform very well on the big stage,” she said. Garcia.
“I really enjoyed playing Center Court, it was my first time and it was special.
“I am a French player, so I know how things are at Roland Garros. It’s only fair that they support Emma and of course it’s a great memory for me and, as always, a lot of respect.”
After defeating the reigning US Open champion and the 10th seed, Garcia She must be content with her prospects, but she doesn’t get carried away.
“You won a couple of matches in a row and I won the title in Germany, but you have to start over and I won my first match 7-6 in the third set against the British joker,” he said. Garcia.
“That’s what’s good about tennis – we all start from scratch and we have to work towards that.”