Playing in her first match since her Flushing Meadows triumph, the 18-year-old Raducanu received the opening recreation however then struggled towards world No. 100 Sasnovich.
nu informed reporters after her 10-match profitable streak got here to an finish.
“Going into the match I didn’t put any pressure on myself because in my mind I am so inexperienced. I am 18 years old. I need to cut myself some slack.
“You might inform she was extra skilled than me and he or she went on the market and executed her recreation plan higher than I did.”
Sasnovich hit 17 winners and 9 unforced errors, while Raducanu had 31 unforced errors.
“I actually take pleasure in enjoying right here,” said Sasnovich, who will now face Simona Halep. “Emma simply received the US Open and I misplaced there within the first spherical. So it was a bit of bit completely different.”
Raducanu won the US Open in an extraordinary run in which she didn’t drop a set.
Raducanu stated she was now in search of a extra skilled coach and at Indian Wells she labored with LTA girls’s senior nationwide coach Jeremy Bates.
“Jeremy is a part of girls’s tennis on the LTA, so whereas he is right here he is serving to me out,” Raducanu said.
“Going ahead, I’m simply going to attend and attempt to discover the suitable particular person.”
Raducanu became the first qualifier ever — man or woman — to win a grand slam title, having entered the tournament ranked 150th in the world.
“I’m glad what occurred at present occurred so I can study and take it as a lesson,” said Raducanu. “She’s received extra expertise than me. She has been 4-2 down a whole bunch of instances.
“It is my third WTA tournament this year. Just got to not rush it and get my head back to the drawing board.”