As she defeated Camila Osorio in Washington, Emma Raducanu felt as though she had “died three times.”


As she defeated Camila Osorio in Washington, Emma Raducanu felt as though she had “died three times.”

In a match that was played in the sweltering Washington heat, Emma Raducanu battled past Colombian Camila Osorio to advance to the Citi Open quarterfinals.

The British No. 2 was looking to gain some momentum after defeating Louisa Chirico in a two-and-a-half-hour match to earn her first victory of the North American hard court season.

The tournament’s second seed and defending US Open champion Raducanu got off to a strong start, breaking and holding early to move ahead 3-0 in the first set.

Osorio, the world’s 67th-ranked player, recovered with two breaks of her own to lead 5-4 after falling behind 4-2.

The opening set went to a tie-break, but Raducanu fought back to save two set points in the tenth game and tie the match.

Raducanu’s serve continued to struggle as Osorio led 5-3 after a mini-break gave him a 2-0 advantage.

The British world number 10 then forced a set point, which she won with another break, by first leveling the score.

In the second set, Raducanu appeared to be in control as he moved ahead 4-2; however, Osorio fought back to tie the score at 4-4 before both players lost their serves.

When the set entered its second tie-break, Raducanu required a medical time-out to treat the blisters on her racquet hand that proved so costly at the Australian Open. She then returned to hold.

The 19-year-old battled on and won 7-6 (5) 7-6 (4) after dominating from the baseline to pull ahead 5-3 and save her first match point when Osorio sent a service return wide.

In her post-match remarks on the court, Raducanu said, “I think I died about three times in that match and I came back – honestly, I don’t know how.”

Camila is a real fighter.

For each and every point, I was giving it my all.

I am just so relieved to have won that one because the match’s dynamics change a little when she returns.

Both players had taken breaks for medical attention at various points during the match, Osorio for a blister on her big toe in the middle of the second set.

Regarding her own hand problems, Raducanu said: “At the start of the match, I was okay, but then throughout the match, my skin was just ripping off – it was pretty raw and open.”

To advance to the final four, Raducanu must defeat Liudmila Samsonova of Russia.

She is a big ball striker and has the ability to win the game, according to the British No. 1.

Short Summary of Nokia News.

Emma Raducanu dug deep to battle past Camila Osorio on ThurdsayShe needed a medical time-out for treatment on blisters on her racquet hand Osorio required a medical time-out for a blister on her big toe in the second set


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