Emma Raducanu Dismantles Shelby Rogers To Reach US Open …

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Emma Raducanu Dismantles Shelby Rogers To Reach US Open ...

Emma Raducanu continued her remarkable three-week run from the empty US Open qualifying event to the top tables of the sport by annihilating yet another experienced top 50 opponent with a vital mixture of intelligence and consistency in the searing cauldron of the Arthur Ashe Stadium, the biggest tennis court in the world. Defeating Shelby Rogers 6-2, 6-1 in just 65 minutes, Raducanu advanced to her first-ever major slam quarterfinal.

Emma Raducanu Dismantles Shelby Rogers To Reach US Open ...

Emma Raducanu Dismantles Shelby Rogers To Reach US Open

The win put Raducanu into the US Open quarterfinals, becoming her only the third qualifier to do so since the Open era began. Amazingly, she has not lost a set in any of her 14 matches, despite facing seven opponents and three ranked in the top 50. She entered the fourth round with a lower loss percentage than anyone else and hasn’t slowed down at all.

Overjoyed Raducanu said in an on-court interview, “Shelby is a wonderful opponent, she has done so well in the US Open,” while Virginia Wade, the 1968 champion, looked on. “I’m relieved to have made it this far after fighting off some initial anxiety.

On paper, this matchup between Raducanu and her more experienced opponent was just as difficult as the third round rout she handed Sara Sorribes Tormo, whom she won 6-0, 6-1. The American, who hit a personal best of No. 40 in the rankings this past summer, is currently playing some of her finest tennis ever. She defeated Ashleigh Barty, the current world number one, in the fourth round of the 2018 US Open after coming back from a 2-5 and double break disadvantage in the third set.

Winner of the US Open in 1968, Virginia Wade, was present at Flushing Meadows to see today’s match between herself and Raducanu. The girl is questioned about her reaction to spotting a fellow Brit in the crowd. She expresses her gratitude to the audience, saying, “Thank yo so much for watching my battle.” “It is a great privilege to have you here; you are a true legend.

The conversation then turns to her upcoming matchup with Belinda Bencic. Belinda is a superb player who is currently in fine form, so I will need to bring my A game.

Despite being ten years older than her rival, Rogers also pulled off a stunning upset to advance to the quarterfinals of the event on Sunday, beating world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty in a thrilling comeback match.

Given her recent debut in the women’s professional tennis circuit, few had high hopes for Raducanu. However, after easily dispatching Sara Sorribes Tormo on Sunday, she had a full day to rest and prepare for her Monday encounter.

Last Words

Raducanu was behind 0-3 in the opening set, but she came back hard to assert herself on the match and win the set 6-2. She broke Rogers several times, allowing her to easily outscore him in the set and seal victory with her superior serving.

Rogers needed some time to collect herself before the start of the second set, but her adolescent opponent didn’t give her any.