I actually don't know why everyone is surprised or should I say acting surprised with this performance. Sasnovich after a bye in a tournament Raducanu has never played was always going to be a tough examination. It is a loss that came out of inexperience and impatience. That is OK and entirely understandable. She didn't get shown up as 'fake' like Bouchard in 2014. When she found her range, she was able to fire aces, hit missile returns and groundie winners et al. But the sum of the parts never added up today because her mind was agitated. A loss like this was always on the cards after a dream run like USO. Nobody is going to problem solve perfectly every day.She's not used to playing professional tennis period! Was doing her A levels this spring, Sasnovich has entered like 25 tournaments this season. She could tank all the way back down to world #125 by next year and would still be ahead of schedule.
Sasnovich now serving for the match. Just not good enough from Raducanu tonight, her FH has gotten exposed heavily.