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Tennis: Raducanu marches on in Madrid, Osaka ousted by Sorribes Tormo


Caja Magica, Madrid, Spain - May 1, 2022 Japan's Naomi Osaka in action during her second round match against Spain's Sara Sorribes Tormo REUTERS/Susana Vera

Japan’s Naomi Osaka in motion throughout her second spherical match in opposition to Spain’s Sara Sorribes Tormo (REUTERS)

U.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu swept into the third spherical of the Madrid Open on Sunday with a 6-2 6-1 demolition of Marta Kostyuk whereas Spain’s Sara Sorribes Tormo surprised four-times main champion Naomi Osaka 6-3 6-1.

The 19-year-old Raducanu clinched 11 of the ultimate 12 video games in opposition to Ukrainian fellow teenager Kostyuk to win consecutive matches for less than the second time in a match this season.

“I’m positively very pleased with my efficiency at present. Marta is a good opponent, we performed a number of instances within the juniors after which as soon as final yr,” stated Raducanu.

“I knew it was all the time going to be a very robust battle so I went on the market attempting to be actually aggressive and it positively paid off.”

The Briton broke Kostyuk within the opening sport and managed the match from the baseline whereas being not often troubled on serve, a characteristic of her sport that has typically been a trigger for concern since her triumph at Flushing Meadows final yr.

Raducanu will face one other Ukrainian, Anhelina Kalinina, within the subsequent spherical of the clay-court occasion after the 25-year-old brushed apart world quantity 9 Garbine Muguruza 6-3 6-0.

Osaka struggled for rhythm and was dominated by Sorribes Tormo, who combined her sport as much as devastating impact to notch up a second profession victory over the Japanese former world primary.

There was one other upset earlier within the day when unseeded Bianca Andreescu, who returned to motion in Stuttgart solely final month following a long-term damage, crushed Australian Open finalist Danielle Collins 6-1 6-1 in simply over an hour.

“I didn’t count on for it to go like that in any respect however I caught to my sport plan and it labored so I’m very glad,” stated Andreescu, who gained the 2019 U.S. Open however is now ranked 111th on the earth.

Andreescu will tackle Jessica Pegula subsequent after the American defeated Kaia Kanepi 6-3 6-3 whereas Russia’s Daria Kasatkina got here from behind to knock out fourth seed Maria Sakkari 3-6 6-3 6-1 and arrange a conflict with Sorribes Tormo.


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