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Serena Williams loses to Emma Raducanu in opener

Updated on: 18 August,2022 09:16 AM IST  |  Cincinnati
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Williams, who last week indicated that she is planning to retire after this month’s US Open, was no match for British teenager Raducanu, who romped to a 6-4, 6-0 win

Serena Williams loses to Emma Raducanu in opener

Serena Williams and Emma Raducanu


Serena Williams bowed out of the WTA/ATP Cincinnati Masters at the first hurdle on Tuesday, losing in straight sets to US Open champion Emma Raducanu as the end of her glittering career looms ever closer. 


Williams, who last week indicated that she is planning to retire after this month’s US Open, was no match for British teenager Raducanu, who romped to a 6-4, 6-0
win. 

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The 40-year-old Williams left the court swiftly after the defeat without speaking to television reporters and did not hold a press conference.


“I was nervous from the first point to the last,” Raducanu said. “Serena is dangerous and can come back from any situation. I had to stay focused.”

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