British sensation Emma Raducanu thrashed Spain
reach the fourth round of the US Open.
It is only two months since the 18-year-old from Kent surged into the limelight
with her stunning run to the fourth round of Wimbledon, and Raducanu has equalled
her performance with another scintillating performance against a player ranked 109
places above her in the rankings.
Raducanu has now won 14 out of her last 15 matches since her first match after
Wimbledon in San Jose a month ago, including six at Flushing Meadows, with a
potential showdown against world No 1 Ashleigh Barty on Monday looming large.
Raducanu told Amazon Prime: “I was playing very well and I know Sara’s an extremely
tough opponent. She doesn’t make a mistake so you have to be on your game every
“I had to work so hard and there were some really, really long deuce games that could
have gone either way so I’m just really happy that I managed to maintain and stay on
it and win in the end.”
The teenager seems unaffected by the whirlwind around her, and she said: “I’ve got a
great team around me, a great team here so we’re just sticking to the same routines.
“It’s been two weeks in New York now and into the third week. I never thought I’d be
here but I’m just so, so excited.”
Raducanu is yet to drop a set in either qualifying or the main draw and the talented
teenager was superb in both attack and defence once again with some breathtaking
tennis, taking Sorribes Tormo’s game apart.
The Spaniard is another of 2021’s form players having won her maiden WTA title
earlier this year in Guadalajara and has notched 30 wins on tour, with the majority
coming on hardcourts.
Her results also include a famous victory over Barty at the Olympics, but Raducanu
put on a clinic in the first set to bagel her opponent in 33 minutes, winning 89 per
cent of her first-serve points as well as landing eight winners.