Emma Radkanu remains ranked number one in Great Britain after Harriet Dart’s 6-4, 6-0 victory over Dharma Gulf in the second round of the US Open.
The darts loss saw 11th-seeded Ladkanu take on England in the women’s singles at Flushing Meadows after a disappointing title defense as she was upset by No.40-ranked France’s Alizee Cornet in the first round, which means there are no players left.
Dart recorded one of the biggest wins of her tennis career with an impressive win over No.10 seed Daria Kasatkina on Monday, with many leading the World No.88 to overtake World No.91 Hungarian Gulf . .1..
However, she was unable to repeat her impressive victory in the hot conditions on Court 12 and Gulf now faces 18th-seeded Russia Veronika Kudermetova.
After his first-round exit this week, Radkanu said: It’s probably my favorite competition.
“But in a way I’m happy because it’s a blank slate. I’ll lower the price. I got up. The target moves slightly off my back.”
Great Britain had even more success in men’s singles in New York this year, with four players still in the draw.
On Wednesday, Andy Murray qualified in the third round against American wild card Emilio Nava before taking on Italian Matteo Berrettini.
British youngster Jack Draper, seventh seed Cameron Norrie and 20th seed Dan Evans look to join Murray in the third round.
Draper beat Finn Emil Russvor in his opener but then faces a major test against sixth seed Felix Auger-Aliassime at midnight British time.
Norrie and Evans will play Portugal’s João Sousa and Australia’s James Duckworth respectively in the second round on Thursday.
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