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Emma Raducanu storms into the Korea Open semi-finals

Emma Raducanu, Six Sports

Unstoppable Emma Raducanu moved to the Korea Open quarterfinals on Friday, where she will face the third-seeded Polish player.

With uncommon ruthlessness, Emma won 6-2 6-2 in an hour and 17 minutes to maintain her perfect record in sets.

This was the first time she has won three straight matches since her US Open victory. In the WTA 250 competition, Raducanu has had a lot of quick beginnings.

Match Story

Raducanu rapidly outran Linette, leading 4-0, before the third seed fought to earn a score.

Despite becoming more engaged in the match and displaying greater assurance when serving at the end of the set,

Raducanu’s cross-court backhand appeared to get no reaction from Linette, and the British player eventually won the set after a protracted rally.

By winning the opening seven points in the second set, Linette’s situation appeared to have improved,

However, she went on to lose the following seven, losing three break points while doing so, and breaking herself.

Due to Linette’s medical leave of absence, Raducanu’s momentum was unaffected.

She used a range of strokes executed with excellent force and precision to win the next three matches and secure the second set 5-1.

Raducanu had to serve out the game when Linette’s ace held, compelling him to do so.

After preserving three match opportunities with another breathtaking cross-court backhand, the sixth-seeded British player went on to win.

To advance to her second WTA Tour final, The top-seeded Jelena Ostapenko will now face Raducanu in the semifinals. The 2017 French Open champion from Latvia.

Tatjana Maria of Germany and Ekaterina Alexandrova of Russia will face off in the other semifinal.

Dan Evans, a member of Great Britain, also had success in the San Diego Open. The 32-year-old upset Taro Daniel of Japan 6-4, 6-4, and now faces France’s Constant Lestienne in the quarterfinals.

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