Tearful Emma Raducanu retires from ASB Classic with ankle injury

The 20-year-old was forced to retire at 6-0 5-7 after rolling her ankle in Auckland, immediately sparking fears over her participation at the upcoming Australian Open.

Raducanu exploded out of the blocks at the start of Thursday’s match, firing two aces on her way to a first-set bagel before Kuzmova came out fighting in the second. 토토사이트

The Slovakian qualifier saved two break points in the fourth game before breaking Raducanu’s serve in the fifth, although Raducanu earned a break to love in the 10th game to level the scores.

However, Kuzmova broke once more in the 11th game before holding to love and forcing a deciding third set, but the trainer was called out onto the court to tend to Raducanu’s ankle.

However, Keys responded in kind, storming into a 3-0 lead in the second set and levelling the match before a hotly-contested third, in which Swan was broken in the fifth game but broke back straight away.

Keys broke once more in the ninth game before converting her second match point, getting the job done in two hours and 18 minutes before Norrie restored parity against Fritz in just two minutes fewer.

After breaking in the third game of the opening set, Norrie was rarely troubled on serve – securing three successive love holds before Fritz fought back to force a deciding third set.

The American gained the upper hand and established a 3-1 lead, but the ever-resilient Norrie won five of the next six games to level the series for GB before Dart’s showdown with Pegula.

Unfortunately for the Brit, the world number three proved too strong, as Pegula took under an hour to ease to a routine victory, never looking back after breaking in the opening game.

Dart won just one point on the Pegula serve in the second set bagel to put the USA 2-1 up, giving Tiafoe the chance to send his nation into the semi-finals against Evans, and he did so in two hours and 11 minutes after recovering from a set and a break down.