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Linz Tennis Open: Emma Raducanu Goes Down Against Qualifier Wang Xinyu

US Open champion Emma Raducanu held serve in the opening game but lost the next six while winning just two points on the 106th-ranked Wang Xinyu's serve.

Britain's Emma Raducanu in action during the second round match of the Upper Austria Ladies Linz against China's Wang Xinyu. [Twitter: @the_LTA]

Chinese qualifier Wang Xinyu upset US Open champion Emma Raducanu 6-1, 6-7 (0), 7-5 in the second round of the Upper Austria Ladies Linz. (More Tennis News)  

The 18-year-old Raducanu, who was the top seed at a WTA event for the first time, held serve in the opening game but lost the next six while winning just two points on the 106th-ranked Wang's serve.

Raducanu lost a 4-2 lead in the second set but won it in the tiebreaker. She took a medical timeout before saving two match points on Wang's serve at 5-4 in the third but the qualifier broke Raducanu again and closed out the win in her next service game.

Wang Xinyu next plays Alison Riske. The eighth-seeded Riske defeated Alizé Cornet 6-4, 6-4.

Second-seeded Simona Halep beat Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus 7-5, 6-3 to set up a quarterfinal against Jasmine Paolini of Italy, and third-seeded Danielle Collins of the United States eased past Greet Minnen of Belgium 6-1, 6-2.

Also advancing were Alison Van Uytvanck of Belgium, Jaqueline Cristian of Romania, and Veronika Kudermetova of Russia.

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