Tennis News Today: Talented Teenager Emma Raducanu Wins at W25 Pune

Tennis News Today: Talented Teenager Emma Raducanu Wins at W25 Pune
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Teenager Emma Raducanu is one of the most promising young talents from Britain and she showed that yet again by winning the Braga Open U12, the Nike Junior International in Liverpool in the J5 Girls category, the Nike Junior International London II in the Girls 14 category and the Wilson Cup in the same category.

In 2017, she won two J4 tournaments at Oslo and Hamburg. With such an impressive run as a junior, at only 17 years of age, the Briton has already captured three professional titles. Raducanu lifted her first professional titles in 2018 in the $15,000 category in Tiberias and then Antalya.

In 2019, Raducanu ended the year with her first W25 victory at the ITF Woman’s Tennis Tournament in Pune. She defeated fellow Briton Naiktha Bains in a thrilling three-set match.

Raducanu came into the tournament unseeded and managed to defeat fifth-seeded Bains starting from a set down.

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Raducanu won the qualifying rounds with ease in two sets and went on to defeat Valeriya Strakhova 6-0, 6-0 in her first-round which lasted less than an hour.

In her second round, she defeated fourth seed Ulrikke Eikeri 6,-3, 6-0. Her best match came in the quarterfinals where she defeated Shalimar Talbi 6-1, 5-7, 6-3 winning 23 more points than the Talbi.

Raducanu did well this year coming closer to achieving her first W25 title in September at the W25 Roehampton tournament where she reached the semi-finals but lost to eventual finalist Anna-Line Friedsam.

She also reached the semi-finals at Bolton but lost to fellow Briton Jodie Anna Burrage.

Early this year, Raducanu reached the finals of the W15 tournament in Tel Aviv but suffered defeat at the hands of Corinna Dentoni. She ended the year ranked at 500.

In any case, her professional career so far points to a promising future for the young player.

Disha Doshi
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