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US Open: Emma Raducanu beats Stefanie Vogele to reach the second round |  Tennis News

Emma Raducanu produces a performance beyond her years to defeat the 128th world Stefanie Vogele and reach the second round of the US Open where she will face the Chinese Zhang Shuai; Bromley’s 18-year-old lights up New York for his debut

Last update: 08/31/21 8:18 PM

Emma Raducanu qualified for the second round of the US Open with a brilliant victory (Darren Carroll / USTA)

Emma Raducanu continued her exploits at Wimbledon – where she reached the last 16 as a wild card – with a 6-2 6-3 first round victory over Stefanie Vogele at the US Open.

The 18-year-old, who was making her overseas debut in the Grand Slam main draw, passed lucky loser Vogele in 79 minutes.

Raducanu is a growing talent who reached the final of the WTA Challenger event in Chicago last week. This race helped her to climb to the 150th place in the last WTA ranking.

She had seen her scheduled first-round opponent, Jennifer Brady, withdraw due to injury.

Brady, 13th seed and finalist in the 2021 Australian Open, suffered a knee problem, meaning the British teenager faced Swiss world No.128 Vogele.

Raducanu, who fought for three qualifying rounds, put on another impressive performance, sacking 24 winners, to mark another milestone in his fledgling career.

She has yet to give up a set and will now meet China’s Zhang Shuai for a place in the third round on Thursday.

“It’s absolutely amazing,” she said. Amazon prime. “I think anyone could tell I was getting a little shaky in the last game but I got there at the end and I was so relieved at the end and the crowd helped me so much and it was amazing to play in front of fans again and here in the states they made me feel so welcome and so at home so i am so grateful.

“I’ve been playing the hard courts in the US for a few weeks now so I’m quite used to the conditions and the heat so I feel really good physically and really confident in my game so I’m really excited to see how far I can go.

“I’m extremely happy. I was broken early in both sets but managed to get some really clean comebacks in the middle by luck, sort of skillfully, but I’m going to take it and run with it and use it. for my benefit. “

Britain’s Katie Boulter will aim to follow Raducanu in the second round when she takes on Russia’s Ludmilla Samsonova later today.

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