This is the first time the 19-year-old has lost a complete match at a Grand Slam tournament.
Her Wimbledon run came to an end after she was forced to terminate her match after experiencing difficulty breathing.
Raducanu then won every match without dropping a set at the US Open and has now lost her first Grand Slam match.
The young Englishwoman appeared to have blisters on her hand as she battled the Montenegro player.
Emma Raducanu has faced a rough couple of months with her game and recently transitioned into coaching for former Angelique Kerber coach, Torben Beltz.
Suffering from Covid-19 over Christmas, Raducanu struggled physically and was knocked out in the first round of the Sydney Classics a week before the Australian Open began.
With plenty of time before the next big tournament, Raducanu will be back in action and aims to recreate the magic of the US Open at Roland-Garros.
What happened in Raducanu v Kovinic?
Raducanu seems to have shown through her first three bouts against her opponent and looks calm while competing her battle.
Kovinic quickly comes to life, regaining the game she lost, but then it becomes clear that Raducanu is suffering.
The coach was called up after just five games and had a long time to treat the 19-year-old’s right arm.
Kovinic did not relent and took full advantage of the opponent’s disputes. Not long before the match went 5-3 and despite Raducanu fighting to break his opponent’s serve, Kovinic made the first set.
Raducanu was able to make it difficult for Kovinic in the second set, who eventually dropped her serve and the US Open champion’s spirit burst.
Despite the pain that Raducanu clearly shows, she managed to fight and overcome strength to claim the second set.
In a series of tight matches, Kovinic ended up taking the lead, and despite some strong resistance from the British-Canadian tennis player, Kovinic became the first Montenegrin player to reach the third round. of a Slam tournament.
Are there any Brits left in the competition?
Raducanu now joins his British colleagues Andy MurrayCameron Norrie and Heather Watson, who have struggled in Australia.
Daniel Evans is the last Briton left in the tournament and he will face Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime on Saturday 22 January 2021.
Evans was expected to face Arthur Rinerknech in the second round but the Frenchman had to withdraw after suffering a wrist injury.
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