Emma Raducanu continues her preparations for the US Open this evening when she takes on Camila Osorio at the Citi Open.
A win would put the British No 1 in the quarter-finals of the tournament in Washington.
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Second Set: Raducanu* 7-6, 0-1 Osorio (*denotes next server)
Both players left the court for a change of clothes before the resumption of the match. It is very hot out there.
Osorio nets a forehand and Raducanu earns an early break point, 30-40. Timely first serve by Osorio and Raducanu misses her return, deuce. Osorio holds to start the set.
Raducanu 7-6 Osorio – TIEBREAK
Frustration for Raducanu as she goes for too much on the backhand side, 3-4. Raducanu double fault, 3-5. That was her fourth of the match so far. Raducanu with a badly needed backhand winner down the line, 4-5. Raducanu drop shot winner, 5-5. Wow, Raducanu forehand return winner down the line, 6-5. Brilliant shot. Osorio backhand into the net, 7-5.
Emma Raducanu just won a set against Maria Camila Osorio Serrano after 1 hr 22 minutes.
Feel exhausted and sweaty just watching. Good effort from both.
— The Tennis Podcast (@TennisPodcast) August 4, 2022
Raducanu 6-6 Osorio – TIEBREAK
Raducanu forehand winner down the line, 1-0. Osorio forehand unforced error, 2-0. Great defence by Osorio and Raducanu hits an ugly overhead wide, 2-1. Osorio hits a backhand pass up the line and Raducanu can’t get her volley over the net, 2-2. Raducanu hits bad backhand long, 2-3. Raducanu forces Osorio to miss with a forehand up the line, 3-3.
Raducanu* 6-6 Osorio (*denotes next server)
Osorio races to 40-0 but Raducanu hangs in the game with a huge forehand winner, 40-15.
After 72 minutes we enter a tiebreak when Osorio hits an ace.
Raducanu 6-5 Osorio* (*denotes next server)
You get the feeling this first set is crucial for Raducanu if she wants to win this match.
But she drags another forehand into the tramlines and Osorio has a break point, 30-40.
She finds her first serve to hang on, deuce. And she closes out the game with a forehand winner into the corner.
She then turns to her support box and clenches her fist in their direction. That was a gutsy hold. Can she take the set next?
Nothing to separate them so far
Raducanu and Osorio in the opening set: 5-5 and 40 points apiece… a symmetrical scoreline
— TennisNow (@Tennis_Now) August 4, 2022
Raducanu* 5-5 Osorio (*denotes next server)
Osorio double fault, 15-15. Osorio forehand long, 30-30. Raducanu goes for it on the second serve but puts a backhand long, set point.
Another Osorio double fault, deuce. Raducanu forehand long, second set point.
A third double fault of the game by Osorio, deuce. Raducanu goes on the attack and Osorio nets a backhand, break point.
Osorio mis-hits a forehand wide and Raducanu gratefully accepts the break back.
Raducanu 4-5 Osorio* (*denotes next server)
Wow. An audacious forehand drop shot by Osorio from a very deep position which Raducanu got nowhere near, 0-15. Osorio is in the zone right now.
Raducanu responds with an ace. She could do with a few of those right now. Raducanu backhand long, 15-30. Massive point coming up.
Osorio drills a backhand winner up the line, two break points. Raducanu double fault. Osorio breaks and will serve for the set net.
Quite the turnaround in Washington.
Raducanu* 4-4 Osorio (*denotes next server)
Osorio hits a third double fault, 30-30. A gruelling rally between the two players, Osorio eventually wears Raducanu down and the Brit nets a forehand, 40-30. Raducanu forehand long allows Osorio to hold.
We’ve hit the 50 minute mark and only eight games have been completed. This could be a long one…
It will be interesting to see how Raducanu copes with this heat…
Osorio wins a lonnnngggg game to get back on serve at *3-4 in the first from *1-4 down. That game could provide long-term dividends, as I’m not convinced that Raducanu in this heat is going to hold up. The longer this match goes, the better Osorio’s chances are…
— AllAboutTennisBlog (@TennisBlogger1) August 4, 2022
Raducanu 4-3 Osorio* (*denotes next server)
A series of deep forehands by Raducanu eventually draws the error from Osorio, 30-0. That was much better shot selection and speed.
Raducanu hits her first double fault of the match, 30-15. She responds with an overhead winner, 40-15.
Blistering forehand winner up the line by Osorio, deuce. Raducanu forehand into the tramlines, break point.
Osorio backhand long, back to deuce. Raducanu doesn’t do enough with her backhand approach shot and she is punished when Osorio lifts a lovely lob over the Brit, break point.
Vital first serve from Raducanu and Osorio fails to make the return, deuce. Raducanu backhand long, third break point.
Raducanu finds the drop shot again and Osorio can’t get the ball in play, deuce. Raducanu makes another forehand error, fourth break point chance for Osorio.
Raducanu backhand into the net and we’re back on serve. Disappointing game from Raducanu.
Raducanu* 4-2 Osorio (*denotes next server)
Oooohs from the crowd as Raducanu blasts a forehand return winner down the line, 0-15. Osorio double fault, 0-30.
Osorio pulls it back to 30-30 but makes a forehand error to give Raducanu a break point, 30-40.
Osorio goes on the attack and is rewarded when Raducanu is forced to put a defensive lob wide, deuce.
Osoriocomes through another tricky service game when Raducanu’s attempted drop shot goes wide.
Raducanu 4-1 Osorio* (*denotes next server)
Raducanu closes the net well to land a deep volley and Osorio can’t get the ball back in play, 30-0.
Another wayward forehand by Raducanu, 30-30. Too many errors off that wing so far.
Longest rally of the match and it ends with Osorio placing a brilliant backhand down the line for a winner, break point.
Raducanu finds a timely first serve and Osorio misses her return, deuce. Raducanu survives that scare to hold serve again.
Raducanu* 3-1 Osorio (*denotes next server)
Lovely lob by Raducanu after Osorio fails to do enough with her approach shot, 0-15. Osorio then wildly over hits a forehand, 0-30. Problems here for the Colombian.
But she responds with her best point of the point, ending the rally with a cross-court forehand winner, 15-30.
Raducanu forehand long, 30-30. She’ll be frustrated with that shot. Another forehand long by Raducanu, 40-30.
A third forehand error in a row by Raducanu and Osorio holds. That should boost her confidence.
Raducanu 3-0 Osorio* (*denotes next server)
Raducanu has clearly got the heavier weight of shot in the early stages but she doesn’t do enough with a forehand and that allows Osorio to drill a backhand down the line, 15-30.
Lovely drop shot by Raducanu, Osorio reaches it but can’t get the ball back in play, 40-30. A nice change in tactic from Raducanu there.
Raducanu forehand goes long, deuce. Raducanu consolidates the break when Osorio puts a backhand long. Ideal start for the Brit.
Raducanu* 2-0 Osorio (*denotes next server)
First double fault of the match by Osorio, 15-30. Deep forehand return by Raducanu and Osorio puts a backhand long, two break points.
Osorio saves the first when Raducanu’s return goes wide. But not the second as she puts a forehand long.
Early break for the British No 1.
First Set: Emma Raducanu 1-0 Camila Osorio* (*denotes next server)
Raducanu nets a forehand on the opening point after needing three attempts to get her serve in play. Bit of fortune for Raducanu as she chases down a drop shot from Osorio and her angled winner clips the net and drops over, 15-15.
Osorio nets a return, 40-15. Raducanu completes a confident start on serve when she draws a backhand error from Osorio.
Raducanu wins coin toss
Raducanu won the toss and will serve first. Very sparse crowd in the expensive seats. Many fans opting to sit in the shade and under umbrellas.
Here we go!
Raducanu is on court for her match with Osorio. It is a very hot day in Washington was it will be a physical test for the 19-year-old today.
It’s all over!
Samsonova causes an upset at the Citi Open as she completes a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 win over Tomljanovic.
And that means Raducanu will be on court very shortly…
Raducanu names her Harry Potter Hogwarts house…
I’d be in Slytherin, for sure. I just think that, you know, they haven’t got a great rep, but I just think they are really, hmm, cool. They have got a, just mysterious sort of side to them, and I like that.
Not too far away from Raducanu time
Samsonova is a break up on Tomljanovic, leading 4-2. The former fought back from dropping the first set to force a deciding set.
Raducanu will start after the current match between Liudmila Samsonova and Ajla Tomljanovic
Hello and welcome to coverage from the Citi Open as Emma Raducanu continues her campaign against Camila Osorio.
The British No 1 has returned to action this week in Washington, a month after her early exit at Wimbledon to Caroline Garcia. With the grass court season over, Raducanu’s focus is now on the US Open, where she is of course the defending champion.
The 19-year-old made a good start at the Citi Open on Tuesday, beating Louisa Chirico 6-4, 6-2. Watching in the stands was mum Renee and Raducanu said she was loving having her around.
“It is great to have my mum around,” she said. “She hasn’t necessarily spent the most amount of time with me but she is just like every mum. She gets on me if I’m on my phone, if I go to bed too late, if I am having too many cupcakes but she is also really good. She always insists to do my laundry, we are hand drying it in the hotel room but it is a lot of fun to have her travel with me.”
Reflecting on matters on the court, Raducanu expressed her relief at coming through a tricky match.
“I think I definitely had moments in the match where I was playing good tennis, but I was nervous in the beginning, I think, for sure,” she said. “I think playing any first round is always pretty challenging. Then, you know, when you’re not necessarily that match-sharp, you know, small things you don’t necessarily get right. It’s just important to, you know, stay calm.
“I think that’s something I can do better going forward in this tournament, hopefully in the next round, because, yeah, there were some moments I was slightly agitated, but I definitely regrouped and found a way through in the end.”