Emma Raducanu to face Iga Swiatek in Porsche Tennis Grand Prix

(Tennis news) Emma Raducanu won back-to-back matches for the first time in 6 months when the 19 year old defeated Tamara Korpatsch 6-0 2-6 6-1 on clay. Having won against American tennis player Storm Sanders in round 1, the US Open champion only dropped seven points against Korpatsch in the first set but the German stepped up in the second, finding her range and applying pressure on Raducanu. The British tennis player held her ground in the deciding third set, throwing Korpatsch from her rhythm with high balls and eventually going past the finish line.

In the post match interview, Raducanu said “Overall I feel like Tamara came out in the second set and played some unbelievable tennis. I didn't even think that I was making too many mistakes but I dropped the ball slightly short and she was all over it. For me it was just about regrouping for the third set and trying to stay aggressive." Speaking about Iga Swiatek, Raducanu said “Of course she's in great form and it will be an interesting match but she's No 1 in the world. I feel like I've got no pressure going out there, playing on clay against her, so I'm looking forward to the match."

Raducanu will face World Number 1 Iga Swiatek in the quarter-finals of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix. The Polish tennis player is on a 20 game winning streak and has only lost three games in her last six sets. The last time the pair met was at the quarter-finals of the girls' singles in Wimbledon 2018 when Swiatek won 6-0 6-1. After this tournament, Raducanu will shift her attention to tournaments in Madrid and Rome followed by the French Open where she will be making her senior debut. 

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