Emma Raducanu and Naomi Osaka knocked out of US Open first round

Emma Raducanu and Naomi Osaka both lose in US Open first round

Emma Raducanu and Naomi Osaka were knocked out of the US Open first round on Tuesday in a clash of unheralded players.

The two players were paired together as a result of a draw in the women’s draw, but made light of that fact by playing each other in the first round in a tight-fought match.

Raducanu, who was playing as a lucky loser, played Osaka in a match held at 8-10pm on Tuesday. Raducanu had just taken the first set after winning the first game.

Osaka, meanwhile, took the first set following a 5-7, 6-4 victory against her opponent.

But she then lost the next three, leaving Raducanu as the lucky loser with the opportunity to play a match in the second round against Bethanie Mattek-Sands or Coco Vandeweghe.

“It’s the beginning of the second week, and so it’s difficult for me to relax. But you can only play your matches here, you can’t change the draw for the whole week,” Raducanu said.

“It’s quite a good draw, we had to play each other, so I’m glad I could win the first game. I hope it’ll be easy for me, I hope I’ll be able to put it in her court.”

Osaka, who is playing against American teenager Taylor Townsend in the first round, said she was feeling good throughout and took control in the end.

“I’m feeling good because my body feels fine,” Osaka said.

“I think I did a good play tonight, I did a good match in the last set. I believe my second serves, it was really like I can go on a high level, and I think my second serves I did a better match than in the first set.”

Raducanu and Osaka will meet again in the second round on Tuesday, with

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