Evans Beaten In US Open Second Round Encounter

Tesni Evans saw her US Open challenge ended with a second round defeat by Egypt’s Raneem El Welily.

The Cardiff-born player lost 11-8, 11-3, 11-4 to the former world No 1 in their clash at Drexel University in Philadelphia.

World No 17 Evans was seeded 15 for the $165,000 tournament but saw the No 2 seed come through in 28 minutes.

El Welily, now ranked third in the world, set-up an all-Egyptian encounter in the quarter-finals against Nouran Gohar, the No 5 seed.

Five-time Welsh champ Evans had beaten another Egyptian, Heba El Torky, in three games in the first round.


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