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Emma Raducanu: British teenage tennis star’s Wimbledon run ends as she is forced to retire in last 16 games | UK News

Emma Raducanu’s dream run at Wimbledon is over after she was forced to retire in her last 16 games against Australia’s Ajla Tomljanovic.

The British teenage tennis sensation lost the first set and was 3-0 in the second to world number 75 when she received on-field medical attention from coach and doctor.

Raducanu, an 18-year-old joker, was visibly struggling to breathe and, after consulting them, left Court One for a medical time out.

Emma Raducanu
Raducanu in his fourth round match against Ajla Tomljanovic

Shortly after, the chair umpire announced that Raducanu could not continue his clash in the fourth round amid disappointment moans from the crowd.

Tomljanovic, 28, will face fellow Australian, world number one Ashleigh Barty, in the quarter-finals on Tuesday.

“I’m actually shocked because Emma has to be hurt if she makes the decision to retire,” Tomljanovic said. “I’m so sorry for her, I wish we could finish it. I wish her all the best.

“I thought I found my rhythm even though Emma was injured and not at her best, which kind of explains it.”

Raducanu faced his experienced opponent in a brutal first set full of intense base rallies, with the roof closed due to the rain.

But after being broken in Game 10 to lose the first set 6-4, she began to look distressed as she slipped 3-0 behind in the second.

Raducanu, who is ranked 338th in the world, on Saturday became the youngest British woman to qualify for week two at SW19 in the open era with a 6-3 7-5 victory over world number 45 Sorana Cirstea in the third round .

Emma Raducanu
The British teenager was hoping to qualify for the final eight

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