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Emma Raducanu's return to the court after her sensational US Open triumph has ended in defeat as she was beaten in the second round in Indian Wells.
It has been 27 days since the 18-year-old stunned the world to become the queen of New York in a fairytale story, but she could not reproduce that level in the Californian desert, going down 6-2 6-4 to Belarussian Aliaksandra Sasnovich.
That success at Flushing Meadows has catapulted Raducanu into stardom, attending the Met Gala and the James Bond premiere in her time away from the court, and she got a taste of her new life as she was given the headline slot in the Friday night evening session.
However, she could not live up to her billing as the super attacking style that served her so well at the US Open proved her downfall early on and then she squandered a lead in the second set as Sasnovich won four games in a row to seal victory.
Raducanu will now turn her attention to the Kremlin Cup in Moscow later this month.
Earlier, Iga Swiatek needed just 71 minutes to dispatch Petra Martic 6-1 6-3 in the second round.
The last time the tournament was played in 2019, Swiatek lost in qualifying. Now, she's the No.2 seed and the 2020 French Open champion.
Swiatek won nine of the first 10 games against Martic before the Polish star got broken twice and fell behind 0-3 in the second set. Swiatek rallied to win the next six games and close out the match.
"In 2019, I wasn't playing that confident, but I'm really happy that times have changed now," Swiatek said.
"In the second set, I lost focus for one game and she broke me pretty fast, so I knew I just had to keep going and not stop for a second time."
In other matches, No.4 seed Elina Svitolina beat Tereza Martineova 6-2 7-5 while ninth-seeded Anatasia Pavlyuchenkova topped Madison Keys 6-3 6-1.
No.11 seed Simona Halep beat Marta Kostyuk 7-6 (7-2) 6-1 while Victoria Azarenka advanced via walkover when Magda Linette quit trailing 7-5 3-0.
Shelby Rogers, who ousted world No.1 Ash Barty from the US Open, routed Kristina Kucova 6-2 6-2.