Emma Raducanu admits losing is starting to 'take it out of her' after latest defeat

US Open champion crashes out of Miami in disappointing fashion.

Emma Raducanu suffered another demoralising defeat at the Miami Open before admitting losing so many matches is "taking it out" of her.

Raducanu has struggled to string wins together since winning the US Open in September, and she will be especially disappointed to throw away a winning position.

She won the first set and was a break up in each of the other two, yet still managed to find a way to lose against doubles world number one Katerina Siniakova.

"I thought she [Siniakova] played really well, there was some good tennis from both sides but it sucks to lose that one.

"It's a challenge for sure and it takes a lot out of you to keep bouncing back from it, but what can I do about it now?"

"I think the time-out did maybe affect the momentum but I still managed to regroup and win the first set. She seemed like she was running completely fine to me."

The defeat snapped an eight-match losing streak against top 20 players for Siniakova, who admitted the result could have gone either way.

"I think I just felt better as the match was going on because really, I was fighting in the beginning," she said.

"It looks like I need to lose before I try to start to play my game!

"It was a really tough match and it could've gone either way, but I'm really happy that it [went] for me."

Emma Raducanu will now turn her attention to the first clay season of her professional career.

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