Emma Raducanu beats Magda Linette in dominant display to reach Korea Open semi-finals

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Emma Radukanu
Radukanu wins her maiden Grand Slam singles title at 2021 US Open

Great Britain’s Emma Radukanu defeated third seed Magda Lynette 6-2, 6-2 to enter the semi-finals of the Korea Open in Seoul.

This is the first time the 19-year-old has won three matches in a row since winning the US Open title in 2021.

The British number one has yet to miss a set in the WTA tournament.

She will face top seed Jelena Ostapenko, who beat teenager Victoria Jimenez Kasintseva 6-2, 6-1 to reach the final.

“I think Magda was feeling it a little bit physically,” Radukanu said. “He has a lot of matches and good wins because he’s a really tough player, and sometimes it catches on with the body.

“I think it’s great to go through the stages, making my first semi-final and making my way right on the tour.”

Radukanu got off to a strong start, raced to a 4-0 lead, and didn’t drop a point on his first serve as he easily won the opening set.

However, Raducanu had three break points in the first service game in the second set for Poland’s Lynette.

But the former world No 10 reinvented herself, winning five consecutive points to stay on serve before breaking Lynette to a 2-1 lead.

Lynette had to take a medical off-court timeout, with Redukanu using the break to practice his serve, and the Briton continued to dominate to establish a 5–1 lead.

Radukanu then went on to claim the win in one hour and 16 minutes and left the court with a smile and thumbs up for the fans.

British number two Dan Evans advanced to the quarterfinals of the San Diego Open with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Japan’s Taro Daniels. He will play France’s Constant Lestienne on Friday.

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