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Raducanu surges into Korea Open semi-finals

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SEOUL:

Emma Raducanu surged into the Seoul semi-finals on Friday as she received three matches in a row at a match for the primary time since her US Open triumph.

The 19-year-old Briton blew away third seed Magda Linette 6-2, 6-2 on the Korea Open and faces fellow former main champion Jelena Ostapenko within the final 4.

Raducanu surprised the tennis world when she emerged from qualifying to win the US Open final 12 months, however she has struggled to construct on that and her Grand Slam defence ended within the first spherical final month.

Raducanu, who reached a career-high 10th on the planet in July however is now 77th, confirmed flashes of her Flushing Meadows brilliance of 2021 in demolishing Poland’s Linette in 77 minutes.

Sixth-seeded Raducanu acquired off to a quick begin, shortly profitable the primary 4 video games and taking the primary set 6-2.

She continued to dominate within the second set and her race to the end line was solely quickly held up when her opponent required a prolonged medical timeout.

The resurgent Raducanu is but to drop a set in Seoul.

But she faces a tricky take a look at within the type of prime seed Ostapenko, the 2017 French Open champion from Latvia.

She thrashed 186th-ranked Victoria Jimenez Kasintseva 6-2, 6-1 of their quarter-final.

The different semi-final is between Russia’s Ekaterina Alexandrova and Germany’s Tatjana Maria.

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