Emma Raducanu defended by Andy Murray’s ex-coach as reason for Stuttgart defeat emerges

Raducanu’s woes continued as she suffered her third straight loss in a match, exiting the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in the opening round. The 20-year-old faced a tough draw, going up against Grand Slam champion Ostapenko.

Throughout the match, the hard-hitting Latvian was in the zone, unleashing an impressive 30 winners, while Raducanu struggled to keep up with her tricky style of play. Despite the defeat, one of Andy Murray’s former coaches came to her defense, acknowledging that Ostapenko was just too good on the unique indoor clay courts.

Petchey tweeted shortly after, “On these courts which are unique, I doubt too many players beat Ostapenko today. That was a ridiculously good performance.”

Unfortunately, Raducanu’s loss will have significant repercussions for her ranking, as she will lose 100 of her 839 points, dropping her to the risk of falling out of the top 100. Her ranking may suffer further if she does not perform well at the upcoming Madrid Masters, where she must defend another 120 points.


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