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Could Emma Raducanu become Wimbledon champion following US Open success? | Tennis News

Emma Raducanu shines at Wimbledon, eyes first British women’s singles triumph in decades

“Emma Raducanu Gunning for Wimbledon Glory After Dominant Wins”

Young tennis sensation Emma Raducanu is on fire at Wimbledon, with realistic hopes of clinching the title following the unexpected exits of some top players in her half of the draw. The 21-year-old British player showcased her prowess on the court with a commanding 6-2 6-3 victory over world No 9 Maria Sakkari, after previously cruising past Belgian Elise Mertens with a comfortable 6-1 6-2 win.

Since her remarkable US Open triumph in 2021, Raducanu has been battling fitness issues, but she seems to have found her groove, dominating her opponents with powerful baseline play and unwavering determination. With her sights set on history, Raducanu is now through to the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the first time since her US Open victory, igniting hopes of a first British women’s singles triumph at Wimbledon since 1977.

Up next, Raducanu is set to face world No 123 Lulu Sun of New Zealand in the fourth round, who made history by becoming the first female New Zealander to reach the last 16 at Wimbledon in 65 years. With her inner passion driving her, Raducanu is poised to continue her impressive run and potentially make a deep impact in the tournament.

As Raducanu’s journey unfolds, potential adversaries like US Open champion Coco Gauff and French Open finalist Jasmine Paolini loom as formidable semi-final opponents. And if Raducanu reaches the final, former champion Elena Rybakina remains a strong contender. The path to Wimbledon glory is paved with challenges, but Raducanu’s unwavering determination and stellar form could see her make history on the iconic grass courts.

For all tennis enthusiasts, the excitement doesn’t end at Wimbledon, as the hard-court season gears up for the upcoming US Open. With all the action unfolding live on Sky Sports, fans can witness the biggest tennis stars in action across various tournaments leading up to the final Grand Slam of 2024. Don’t miss out on the exhilarating tennis action, stream Sky Sports Tennis and more with a NOW Sports Month Membership. No contract, cancel anytime.

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