Raducanu surges into Korea Open semi-finals | The Categorical Tribune
Emma Raducanu surged into the Seoul semi-finals on Friday as she gained three matches in a row at a event 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 tenth on the earth 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 successful 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 briefly held up when her opponent required a prolonged medical timeout.
The resurgent Raducanu is but to drop a set in Seoul.
However she faces a tricky check within the type of high 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 opposite semi-final is between Russia’s Ekaterina Alexandrova and Germany’s Tatjana Maria.