US Open 2022 results: Defending champion Emma Raducanu, Naomi Osaka both lose opening round matches

Some huge names have actually currently left the United States Open much early than anticipated. Defending United States Open champ Emma Raducanu hardly got her title defense off the ground as she was up to Alizé Cornet 6-3, 6-3 in the opening round of the competition on Tuesday. 

With the loss, Raducanu ends up being simply the 3rd protecting United States Open champ to ever lose in the preliminary the list below year. The 19-year-old British star was obstructed by hand blisters throughout the match.

“Obviously really disappointing. Really sad to leave here,” Raducanu stated after her loss, according to the Associated Press. “It’s probably my favorite tournament. But also, I mean, in a way, (I’m) happy, because it’s a clean slate. I’m going to drop down the rankings. (Will) climb my way back up.”

Raducanu wasn’t the only previous United States Open champ to fall in the preliminary. Naomi Osaka was gotten rid of by Australian Open runner-up Danielle Collins 7-6 (5), 6-3. It marks a difficult stretch for Osaka, who likewise fell in the preliminary of the French Open previously this year.

As an outcome of her battles previously in the year, Osaka was up to No. 44 on the planet rankings. Entering Tuesday’s match, she had actually won all 3 of her profession matches versus Collins. Osaka, who is a four-time Grand Slam winner, had actually formerly won the United States Open in 2018 and 2020.

In addition to Raducanu and Osaka, Venus Williams likewise lost in opening round action at the United States Open. 

Williams fell 6-1, 7-6 at the hands of Belgium’s Alison Van Uytvanck, who was ranked No. 43 on the planet getting in the competition. Van Uytvanck had an 1-8 profession record at the United States Open prior to Tuesday’s match versus Williams.

Van Uytvanck raced out to an early 4-0 lead in the very first and was travelled to travel to a 6-1 success. Williams, who just recently went back to the court after being off the songs trip because August 2021, lost her 4th match because returning. The 42-year-old icon is presently ranked No. 1,504 on the planet.

Williams’ time at the United States Open isn’t over right now though.

She’ll contend in the doubles competition together with her sis, Serena Williams, and will deal with Linda Noskova and Lucie Hradecka on Thursday in the opening round.

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