"Should just retire at this point": Emma Raducanu receives criticism from tennis fans after brutal Anhelina Kalinina loss in Doha

The 21-year-old tennis player experienced her first-round exit of the season in four tournaments, displaying a subpar performance. Despite showing some promising performances upon her return to the WTA Tour, she struggles to secure consecutive victories.

Raducanu has no upcoming tournaments in the next few weeks of February and could potentially return at the next Indian Wells, scheduled between March 6-17. However, she hopes to receive a wild card since her ranking won't be sufficient for direct entry.

The former world No. 10 acknowledged that the match's timing affected her and that she still needs time to readjust to the schedule: “It was a combination of things. It was my first day-match I have played in a year. That is different,” Raducanu said.

"I just struggled with the timing of the ball. It will come with more time practicing as well as matches. It is hard for me to get used to the tour schedule,” she added.

However, fan criticisms were relentless in what has arguably been Raducanu's worst match in the early stages of 2024. Here are some comments from fans on social media:

“She should just retire at this point. it's a disgrace”

“48 unforced errors from Raducanu. Absolutely shambolic.”

“This match was never gonna go 3 sets… raducanu in a hurry to get take some pictures for her instagram”

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