November 30, 2022

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Raducanu beats Wickmayer to advance in Korea Open


Emma Raducanu took a straight-sets win over Yanina Wickmayer within the final 16 of the Korea Open.

The win units Raducanu up for a quarter-final in opposition to Poland’s Magda Linette.

She eased to a 6-3 7-5 victory over Belgium’s Wickmayer in a single hour and 40 minutes.

In Seoul, Raducanu displayed the resolve wanted to beat a fightback from Wickmayer as a 4-1 lead within the second set ebbed away.

Former world quantity 12 Wickmayer had dropped to 460 within the rankings after taking a spell out of the sport following the beginning of her first youngster in 2021, however she was a harmful opponent who grew stronger within the match.

Raducanu was unable to take advantage of a break level within the third sport however she dominated the fifth, profitable with out dropping some extent to realize a vital foothold within the opening set.

But her earlier composure abandoned her when subsequent serving and he or she double-faulted on the essential second to concede the lead.

However Wickmayer wobbled on her serve as soon as once more and Raducanu took full management of the ninth, taking the set by way of a combination of commanding photographs and errors from her opponent.

It took grit, an ace and a very good forehand for Raducanu to protect her benefit because the second set opened with an 11-minute sport and in a flash, she had eased 3-0 forward.

A collapse adopted as 3-0 grew to become 4-3 and regardless of an outstanding backhand passing shot executed on the run, Raducanu was coming beneath heavy stress from the decided Belgian.

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Each level had turn out to be a battleground however match level arrived within the twelfth and when Wickmayer despatched a shot lengthy, Raducanu was by way of to the final eight.

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