After trailing 5-7 7-6 4-3 against Australian Daria Savile, Radocano called for an end to the match – which at three hours and 36 minutes was already the longest on the WTA Tour this season – shortly after receiving treatment during a layoff. . .
Her retirement on Tuesday means the 19-year-old has won just three of her eight matches since her stunning US Open win in 2021.
World No. 1 Radocano, ranked No. 1 in Guadalajara, had a chance to serve in the match at 5-3 in the second set, but Savile—the world’s 610th seed—broke again and went on to force a tiebreaker, which she won 7-4.
The WTA said it was Savile’s first major WTA win since the 2021 Australian Open.
It also looked like Savile had a second set injury, but she fought back for one of the biggest wins of her career.