Emma Raducanu retired from her Korea Open semi-final match against Osptanko later today and tennis fans were very disappointed.
Raducanu was playing her best event all year long as it was the first one where she won at least 3 matches in a row. It was also her chance to go to a final and after the first set, she was fairly close to it. Up a break in the second set and with a set in hand, Raducanu was seen struggling not long after breaking her opponent.
Her movement became sluggish, her mood shifted and her play fell apart. She lost all momentum she had and dropped the second set and began the final one with an 0-3 deficit. At that moment, Raducanu opted to retire from the match.
It wasn't a sight that fans wanted to see as it was her mid-match retirement this year and of course, no player has more. We bring you some of the fan reactions below:
"Emma Raducanu needs to find a new career. It’s fucking pathetic how she is even ranked. She’s withdrawn from more matches than won over the past year and a half."
"She was winning when she got injured, you could see exactly when it happened, she tried to play on but couldn't run."
"No one retires when feeling loss like princess Emma"
"This is becoming a theme. She should just retire and go to university. It seems that’s what she really wants to do anyway. Keeping entering tournaments and dropping out when you’re losing is terrible for fans."
"Just Retire and do something else. This Tennis things not for You. One Hit Wonder."