US Open 2022: Emma Raducanu Loses In Straight Sets To Alize Cornet

 - Sakshi Post

Defending champion Emma Raducanu was knocked out of the US Open in the first round on Tuesday. Alize Cornet defeated Emma Raducanu in straight sets 6-3, 6-3 in Louis Armstrong Stadium and advanced to Round 2.

 Raducanu became only the third women's reigning champion in history to fall in the first round. The 32-year-old Frenchwoman, ranked 40th in the world, used all of her expertise to outwit the 19-year-old Raducanu, confidently pulling off a succession of superb drop shots at critical moments to secure the victory.

"I guess I'm just controlling my emotions better. I guess I'm becoming older and more mature, because now when I have to serve for the match, I remain in the game, stay in the current time, and really think about what I have to do," Cornet said after the match

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"I think my emotional management is just a lot better now, and I'm extremely delighted because it shows in my results." It's a good thing I'm 32. "Better late than never," she added

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