UK’s tennis sensation, Emma Raducanu’s dream run proceeds as she storms her direction into the US Open quarterfinals.
In the wake of being down 0-2 in the first set, 18-year-old Raducanu won eleven straight games in an dominating win against USA’s Shelby Rogers in straight sets 6-2 6-1.
It took her all of 63 minutes.
She is yet to lose a solitary set in this tournament. Furthermore, actually like with each match this tournament, she has made it look easy.
Rogers was coming off of an thrilling three-set win against the World No. 1 Ash Barty and was a major threat to Raducanu.
Raducanu got having a difficult time, losing her opening serve in the primary set. She moved gradually, while Rogers looked sharp, taking the ball early and utilizing her forehand shots to shake Raducanu. Yet, at 0-2, it seemed like they played a part reversal. Raducanu unexpectedly showed up additional in control, her profound rakish serve setting her up for her favorite forehand winner after.
“I am so happy to have overcome some of the nerves at the beginning,” Raducanu said in the on-court interview after.
She dominated twelve straight matches starting there on, not giving Rogers any space to return. The Arthur Ashe swarm was Rogers’ ally all through, however that didn’t shake Raducanu, who looked quiet all through the match.
Rogers set up a battle in the last round of the subsequent set, yet Raducanu overwhelmed her with her speed and her deadly forehand.
Raducanu joins two other teenager players – Carlos Alcaraz, 18, and Leylah Fernandez, who turned 19 on Monday – who’ve been making their own storylines at this US Open in the quarterfinals. When gotten some information about Alcaraz and Fernandez, Raducanu said, “It definitely plays a part in motivation. I wanted to join them as well.”
She faces Olympic gold medalist Belinda Bencic in the quarterfinals, in their first since forever matchup.
“Belinda is a great player who is in great form, so I’m going to have to bring it on Wednesday,” Raducanu concluded.
Raducanu has shocked the tennis world with her quiet confidence since she began playing her qualifiers. She has proceeded to beat Switzerland’s Stefanie Voegele, Zhang Shuai and afterward beating World No. 41 Sara Sorribes Tormo.
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