Emma Raducanu, 13th in the WTA won her first win in the main draw of the WTA 1000 at Indian Wells in the United States, overtaking Frenchman Caroline García in the 66th and facing Croatian Petra Martic. Karolina Pliskova of 8th was surprised.
In the California tournament, 11th seed Raducanu needed 1h33 to close the score at 6/1 3/6 6/1 against the French pack, who came out of a good streak after reaching the semi-finals at the WTA in Lyon, France. was coming. Last week.
Radukanu was shown to be free from a hip injury that had prevented him from competing in the WTA Monterrey. Firm, the Briton converted four aces against five from Garcia, who won 55% of the points played with her first serve against the 70% utilization of Raducanu, who made four double faults against five Frenchwomen.
After securing the first win of his career at Indian Wells, Redukanu will face 79th Croatian Petra Martic in the third round, who defeated Austrian Tamara Zidansek 7/5 7/6 (6).
Radukanu and Martik have never faced each other on the professional circuit.
Pliskova takes turn
Czech former world No. 1 and current 8th, Karolina Pliskova, was surprised by 71st Montenegrin Danka Kovinic, who needed 2h29 to close the match on 2/6 7/5 6/4, against Czech’s 11. Converted three aces, who committed the same number of double faults as the seven-year-old, and won 63% of the points played with his first serve against 70% for Montenegrins.
In the third round, Kovinic will face Russian Lyudmila Samsonova, 32, who beat 64th American Ann Lee 4/6 6/4 6/3.
Samsonova and Kovinic have never faced each other on the professional circuit.