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Emma Raducanu reaches the Korean Open semifinals with a straight-sets win over Magda Linette to take a THIRD consecutive win – first since her US Open triumph
- Emma Raducanu continued her form as she marched to the Korean Open semifinals
- She defeated Poland’s Magda Linette 6-2, 6-2 to secure a spot in the final four
- Raducanu has won three in a row for the first time since winning the US Open in 2021
Emma Raducanu reached the semifinals of the Korea Open by beating Polish Magda Linette 6-2 6-2 in Seoul.
Raducanu sealed her third consecutive sets win in the South Korean capital and has now won three straight matches in a tournament for the first time since her stunning US Open title win in 2021.
The 19-year-old will compete against Estonian top player Jelena Ostapenko or Andorran teenager Victoria Jimenez Kasintseva for a place in the final.
Raducanu, who fell at the first hurdle last month in defense of her US Open title, has dropped to 77th in the world rankings from a career-high 10th.
But the British number two, who beat Japan’s Moyuka Uchijima and Belgium’s Yanina Wickmayer earlier this week, has rediscovered her best form.
Raducanu got off to a flying start, breaking Linette twice and comfortably holding her own serve en route to a 5-1 lead before finishing the first set 6-2 after 35 minutes.
Linette, who lost to Czech teenager Linda Fruhvirtova in the final of Chennai Open last week, immediately hit back in the second and won her opening serve game out of love.
Emma Raducanu marched to the Korean Open semifinals by beating Magna Linette
The British No. 1 took a 6-2, 6-2 win over her Polish counterpart to continue her top form
Linette just didn’t have an answer to Raducanu because she felt comfortable in Seoul
The 30-year-old Pole went on to lead 40-0 on Raducanu’s serve, but the Brit dug deep to save three break points and then dealt a massive blow to her opponent by winning her serve for the third time in the next game at 2 to gain edge. -1 forward.
Raducanu held the serve and broke Linette for the fourth time in the match to forge a 4-1 lead and that quickly turned 5-1 as he held on to love.
Linette extended the match by winning a deuce game on serve in the next, but Raducanu maintained her dominance by winning another serve game to finish the match in an hour and 16 minutes.