number one in the world Iga Swiatek swept away Emma Raducanu In straight sets to end the Briton’s valiant BNP Paribas Open run in the fourth round.
Raducanu, who has been struggling with wrist injury and illness in recent weeks, showed his best form by winning the US Open with the wins against 20th seeded Magda Linette and 13th seeded in their previous matches. Beatriz Haddad Maia particularly prominent ones.
The 20-year-old looked impressive again in the early stages against Swiatek and no player seemed close to giving up the timeout.
But the turning point came in game six of the opening set.
Following 3-2, Raducanu made a double mistake at 0-30, giving the defending champion Swiatek the space he needed to take the decisive time-out.
World number 77 was 6-3 and 6-1 behind in an hour and 24 minutes from there.