Samsonova defeats Raducanu 7-6, 6-1 to enter the semi-final in DC

The tight and tough first set won by Samsonova was probably decisive for the outcome of the match. Up and down from her but played or served well when it mattered; if you let her play, without rushing her too much especially her fh wing, she can do damage. Raducanu will need to play far better, find again better physicality, her backhand depths…