At the Stuttgart Open, Emma Raducanu of Britain defeated Linda Noskova in an impressive way to earn a matchup with Iga Swiatek in the final eight meetings. Her exceptional performance in the game resulted in a record 6-0 7-5 earned with ease in just 81 minutes of play. 

The 21-year-old’s opponent in the quarterfinals will be world no. 1 and reigning champion Swiatek, who defeated Elise Mertens with a score of  6-3 6-4. With a perfect nine-match record in Stuttgart, Swiatek has a 2-0 winning streak against Raducanu.

Raducanu stated: “It’s a match where I have nothing to lose, I can just swing and enjoy it… We played here two years ago in the quarters, so it’s the same. I’ve come a long way in two years, I’ve matured a lot and she has achieved so much.” 

Raducanu – Recent Woes

Raducanu’s injured 2023 playing season—during which she underwent ankle and wrist surgery—has caused her to fall to 303rd in the world rankings. Raducanu maintained her form after defeating three-time major champion Angelique Kerber. She played a controlled match against Linda Noskova, making only seven unforced errors compared to Noskova’s number 31. 

“This isn’t my best, I still have a long way to go. I am just really happy the rewards are starting to come on the match court,” declared Raducanu. 

The Briton athlete added: “Going through everything I went through after the US Open and last year, having eight months out with surgery, it gives you new appreciation and there’s nothing like playing in front of fans, playing good tennis and building on it match by match.”

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