Emma Raducanu's stunning season comes to abrupt end with shock Linz loss to world No 106


The Bromley local bounced back immediately, breaking in the first game of the second set, but the qualifier broke straight back to level things at 1-1, running the British No 1 around the court and forcing Raducanu to fire errors of her forehand.

Raducanu managed to pull ahead again, breaking for a 3-2 lead and holding for 4-2, but the world No 106 came back once again to get back to 4-4, but Raducanu stayed with her opponent into the tiebreak where she was flawless, winning it 7-0 to force a third.

The US Open roared as she got through a tough, lengthy service game to hold for 3-2 in the final set but Wang refused to back down, and was the first to strike as she broke to love at 4-4 to serve for the match, as Raducanu appeared injured, calling the trainer at the change of ends while 4-5 down in the third.

After a medical time out, the world No 20 managed to force her first crucial break point of the final set, fending off two match points to level things at 5-5, but the pair traded breaks again as Wang took the lead once more to serve out a 6-1 6-7(0) 7-5 victory over the top seed.



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