Emma Raducanu and Andy Murray suffered their first outings at Wimbledon as they both crashed out on a night to forget for the British duo.
Raducanu, who won the 2021 US Open, lost 6-3 6-3 to France’s Caroline Garcia, while Murray lost in four sets to American John Isner.
For Raducanu, it’s a worse performance than last year when she entered the tournament as a wildcard, having been ranked in the world No. 338, but reached the fourth round.
Her participation in the Grand Slam had been questioned, she suffered from numerous injuries and was a no-show for scheduled practice at Wimbledon.
Garcia, a former top 10 player, dominated the game with her aggression, which unsettled the 19-year-old.
The world No. 55 will now face Shuai Zhang in the next round.
Murray’s display was extremely fiery and it looked like a heroic comeback could be on the cards when he breathed new life into the contest to win the third set.
But a break for the great Isner early in the fourth confirmed a 6-4 7-6 (7-4) 6-7 (3-7) 6-4 triumph on center court.
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Fellow Briton Harriet Dart won her first-round tie on Wednesday, however, when she beat Rebeka Masarova 6-1 6-4.
Cameron Norrie booked his place in the third round with a dramatic victory in five sets, beating Spaniard Jaume Munar 6-4 3-6 5-7 6-0 6-2.
Ryan Peniston’s journey came to an end when American Steve Johnson, who faces Norrie in the third round, won 6-3 6-2 6-4.
Meanwhile, Heather Watson’s campaign could be set to continue with the Guernsey-born star 7-5 5-4 against China’s Wang Qiang before bad light suspended the game.
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