Main menu


City Open: Emma Raducanu beats Camila Osorio to reach quarterfinals in Washington | Tennis News

Emma Raducanu fought deep to reach the quarterfinals of the City Open after defeating Camila Osorio of Colombia in a match held in the sweltering heat in Washington.

The British No. 1 was looking to build momentum with her first North American hard-court win of the season in a two-and-a-half-hour battle with Luisa Chirico.

Defending U.S. Open champion Radukhanu, the second seed in the tournament, got off to a bright start to take a 3-0 lead in the first set after an early break-and-hold.

The 67th-ranked Osorio was trailing 4-2, but recovered with two breaks to lead 5-4.

But Radukhanu recovered again to save two set points in the 10th game, leveling things out when the first set went to a tiebreaker.

After leading 2-0 in the mini-break, Radukanu’s service fell through again as Osorio led 5-3.

Radukanu overcomes heat wave to advance to quarter-finals

But Britain’s world No. 10 then showed great resilience to level up before forcing a set point, and she secured it with another break.

Radukhanu led 4-2 in the second set and appeared to be in control, but both players lost serve after Osorio once again responded to Level at 4-4.

Radukanu required a medical timeout for treatment of a blister on his racket hand, which proved to be very costly at the Australian Open, but returned to holding as the sets moved to another tiebreak.

The 19-year-old dominated from the baseline to take a 5-3 lead and continued digging deep before Osorio served a service return wide to win 7-6 (7-5) 7-6. You have settled your first match point. 7-4).

“I think I died like three times in that match, but I’m back. Honestly, I don’t know what to do,” Radukanu said in a post-match comment on the court.

“Camila is such a butler. I worked hard for every point.

“When she comes back, the dynamics of the match change a little bit, so I’m really happy we got through that.”

Both players received medical timeouts midway through the match, with Osorio suffering a blister on his big toe midway through the second set.

Regarding her own hand problem, Radukanu said:

Raducanu advances to the last four against Russia’s Liudmila Samsonova.

England’s number one said, “She’s a big ball striker and has the ability to take the game out of your hands, so for me it’s all about recovering as best I can for tomorrow.

“We’re both going to feel it and it’s a matter of who stays tough.”

Evans outlasts Fritz

In the ATP event, British men’s No. 2 Dan Evans advanced to the quarterfinals after Taylor Fritz was unable to continue in the third set due to high humidity at Rock Creek Park.

After American No. 3 seed Fritz won the first set, Evans won the second in a tiebreaker after defeating fellow Briton Kyle Edmund in the final round.

Use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player

Dan Evans advanced to the quarterfinals after Taylor Fritz was unable to continue in the third set due to dampness at the Washington Open.

Evans leads 4-1 as Fritz, ranked 13th in the world, continues to fight.

At the end of the fifth game, Fritz sought medical help and decided to withdraw as Evans went 3-6 7-6 (8-6) 4-1. Evans will next face Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka.