Citi Open: Emma Raducanu rolls past error-prone Louisa Chirico on her US return

Emma Raducanu of Great Britain celebrates winning a point against Louisa Chirico of the United States during Day 4 of the Citi Open at Rock Creek...

It was promising in places, predictably patchy in others but US Open champion Emma Raducanu made a successful return Stateside on her first appearance since being outfoxed by France’s Caroline Garcia during a second-round exit at Wimbledon in late June – beating American qualifier Louisa Chirico 6-4, 6-2 to progress into R2 at this year’s Citi Open.
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Citi Open: Rebecca Marino secures three-set turnaround win, snaps Venus Williams’ comeback

Venus Williams of the United States reacts against Rebecca Marino of Canada during Day 3 of the Citi Open at Rock Creek Tennis Center on August 01,...

Three weeks shy of a year since her last competitive singles match ended in defeat by Su-Wei Hsieh in Chicago, seven-time Major winner Venus Williams returned to a rapturous reception in Washington and started brilliantly but sadly her tennis faded drastically against Canadian qualifier Rebecca Marino – losing 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 despite leading the decider 4-1 at one stage. Continue reading