Emma Raducanu advanced to the last 16 indian wells He struggled to win 6-1, 2-6, 6-4 against the 13th seeded for the first time. Beatriz Haddad Maia.
Raducanu had to dig deep in a competition that lasted more than two hours before claiming his best win since his 2021 US Open victory.
Raducanu’s serve was in full flow as he passed the opening set in 34 minutes, but abandoned him in the second set, the Briton making four double mistakes when Haddad Maia changed course and Raducanu lost the first set of the tournament.
The world’s number 77 saved a 2-2 breakpoint in decision making before giving Brazil a 4-3 lead.
He set two more breaking points, but Haddad Maia managed to serve as he did.