Emma Raducanu is THRASHED 6-1, 6-1 in just 62 MINUTES by Marketa Vondrousova, after being forced to take a medical timeout due to a foot BLISTER… as Czech Republic take charge of in Billie Jean King Cup play-off
Emma Raducanu struggled with a blister on her right foot as she was well beaten by Marketa Vondrousova to leave Great Britain staring at defeat to the Czech Republic in their Billie Jean King Cup tie in Prague.
Raducanu marked her debut in the competition on Friday by beating Tereza Martincova in her first professional match on clay but lost 6-1 6-1 to former French Open finalist Vondrousova in only 62 minutes.
The thermometer read just six degrees on Saturday morning, extremely cold for an outdoor tennis match, and it became clear after she took a medical timeout at the end of the first set that Raducanu was struggling.
She barely moved for several balls in the second set, wincing and limping her way to the finish line as the Czechs moved into a 2-1 lead, with three points needed for victory in the tie.
Emma Raducanu struggled as she got thrashed by Czech Republic’s Marketa Vondrousova