Emma Raducanu was playing her first singles match since Wimbledon and she won against Louisa Chirico in Washington. Dan Evans beat Kyle Edmund in an all-British second-round clash; Jack Draper out after loss to top seed Andrey Rublev; Nick Kyrgios wins in first singles match since reaching Wimbledon final.
Emma Raducanu admitted it felt “really good” to chalk up her first win of the North American hard court season, beating Louisa Chirico 6-4 6-2 at the Citi Open in Washington.
The US Open champion started her DC debut slowly but came to terms with humid conditions and pulled out some impressive ground strokes on the way to victory in 87 minutes.
Raducanu, who will face Camila Osorio in the second round, was satisfied with her win.
After not playing for quite a bit after Wimbledon or many matches at all this year, I think it’s a really nice feeling just to get on the board.” – Emma Raducanu