US Open 2022: Defending champion Emma Raducanu loses in first round

Tuesday's first-round loss to Alize Cornet in straight sets put a stop to Emma Raducanu's US Open defence.

In an amazing fortnight in New York, Raducanu shocked the sporting world by winning the women's singles after qualifying.

who was taking part in her 63rd Grand Slam in a row. In 1 hour and 42 minutes, Cornet defeated Raducanu 6-3, 6-3.

I clearly regret losing the first round "said Raducanu. "Yes, Alize played rather well; I give her credit for that.

Additionally, I suppose in a way I'm thrilled that everything is new. I'll regress in the rankings.

At the conclusion of the first set, Raducanu requested a medical timeout to receive treatment for her right hand.

I got a new one," Raducanu said. "But, like, you know, you tape it up and move on it. It's a blister