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Emma Raducanu’s victory in the marathon puts her in the quarterfinals of the Washington Open

When asked about her victory against Camila Osorio 7-6(5) 7-6(4) in the scorching circumstances of the Citi Open in Washington, D.C., Emma Raducanu said that she was happy to have persevered through one of her most physically taxing matches.

During a hot and muggy day, the player who won the U.S. Open finished the victory in two hours and fifty minutes, making it the longest straight-sets main-draw match on the WTA Tour this year. Play was eventually called off due to the onset of thunderstorms, though.

During the error-filled match, both players needed medical timeouts to treat blisters on their feet, and it was during this match that the world number 10 secured her position in the quarterfinals of the WTA 250 tournament against the 60th-ranked Liudmila Samsonova.

On Thursday, Raducanu said that “for me it was a fairly enormous effort to truly go through it.” “For me it was a pretty monumental effort to get through that,”

“There were many moments in both sets where you wanted to go for the easy option of trying to finish the point early.”

“I was on the court for three hours, and this morning I warmed up for about an hour before I started.” Coming out on top in a match like that instils a great deal of confidence in you.

Taylor Fritz, an American player, was unable to finish his match against Daniel Evans, a British player rated 40th, and resigned while Evans had a lead of 3-6 7-6(6) 4-1. The match was part of the men’s competition.

Evans was able to preserve a matchpoint during the tiebreak, which allowed him to even the score and force the match to go to a deciding set. The world number 13 started to struggle in the second set.

Fritz said in a post on social media that he was “embarrassed” by his retirement and that he had been dealing with a foot problem since Wimbledon. Fritz had reached the quarter-finals at Wimbledon.

Dan O'Brien
Dan O'Brien
I am a journalist for The National Era with an emphasis in sports.
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