Madrid Open: Emma Raducanu by way of to second spherical | Swift win for Naomi Osaka | Tennis Information


US Open champion Emma Raducanu fought again from being 5-2 down within the opening set to attain one other victory over Tereza Martincova to maneuver into the second spherical of the Madrid Open; Naomi Osaka was victorious on her return to motion as nicely in opposition to qualifier Anastasia Potapova

Final Up to date: 29/04/22 7:23pm

Emma Raducanu moved into the second round of the Madrid Open on Friday

Emma Raducanu moved into the second spherical of the Madrid Open on Friday

Emma Raducanu gained 11 of the final 12 video games to defeat Tereza Martincova for the second time in a fortnight within the opening spherical of the Madrid Open.

Czech Martincova was Raducanu’s opponent for her first skilled match on clay within the Billie Jean King Cup tie in Prague earlier this month, with the US Open champion battling to a 7-5 7-5 victory.

She discovered herself 5-2 down within the opening set on the Caja Magica however turned issues spherical impressively, saving two set factors on the Martincova serve at 5-3 earlier than working away with the second set in a 7-6 (3) 6-0 victory.

“It was a difficult first set,” Raducanu stated. “I believe it is at all times powerful taking part in on a model new courtroom, so it took me a bit of bit to regulate to my environment.

“And, after all, for those who’re low or missing in your individual sport then an opponent at this degree goes to benefit from that. I am simply glad I caught by way of the primary set after which undoubtedly relaxed within the second.

“I like Madrid, I have been out as soon as, it is such a cool vibe. I am trying ahead and hopefully I get to spend some extra days right here.”

Raducanu is being supported in Madrid by the Garden Tennis Affiliation’s head of girls’s tennis, Iain Bates, after splitting from coach Torben Beltz earlier this week.

In the meantime, Naomi Osaka booked her place within the second spherical with a 6-3 6-1 victory over Anastasia Potapova in her first match since reaching the Miami Open closing final month.

The four-time Grand Slam champion is taking part in in Madrid because of a wild-card entry and took little over an hour to defeat qualifier Potapova.

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