Emma Raducanu continues her BLISTER form ahead of the US Open with a 6-0 6-2 win over former world No.1 Victoria Azarenka in Cincinnati…less than 24 hours after the Briton light work of Serena Williams.
- Emma Raducanu beat Victoria Azarenka 6-0, 6-2 in Cincinnati on Wednesday.
- US Open champion needed just 62 minutes to defeat former world No. 1
- The 19-year-old won the first 10 games of the Round of 16 in Ohio
- Raducanu is building momentum ahead of defending his US Open title
Another day, another win and a bagel against a former world No. 1 and multiple Grand Slam champion.
In 18 hours, Emma Raducanu defeated two greats of the game and seems to be finding form at the right time across the pond.
The 19-year-old has endured a torrid year since her stunning US Open triumph last September. But things are looking up for Raducanu less than a fortnight before he begins his title defense in New York.
Emma Raducanu celebrates a point during her win over Victoria Azarenka on Wednesday
On Tuesday, the British teenager thrashed 23-time retirement winner Serena Williams 6-4, 6-0 in the first round of the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati.
And on Wednesday night, she raced to a 6-0, 6-2 victory over two-time Australian Open winner Victoria Azarenka.
Raducanu dropped just 13 points in the first set as she inflicted only the 10th bagel of the 33-year-old Azarenka’s long career.
The world number 13 raced to a 4-0 lead in the second and reached the third round in 63 minutes.
“I played a great match,” said Raducanu, who will next play American No. 1 Jessica Pegula.
“It was another great honor to play Vika, but what I liked most was how I kept my nerve.”
Raducanu dominated the match from the outset as he made light work of the former No.1
Azarenka had no answer for the Briton’s display as she struggled to get into the match
The previous match on center court saw Cameron Norrie get the better of an Andy Murray.
The super-fit world No 11 came from behind to win 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in two hours and 38 minutes – his first win over Murray in their second meeting on tour.
Wimbledon semi-finalist Norrie was far from his best against his training partner at times, but world No. 47 Murray converted just two of his 11 break points.
“It’s a massive win for me to beat Andy for the first time,” Norrie said.
“I think it came down to a bit of physicality and he was fighting towards the end.”
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