Raducanu has continued her sensational rise with an emphatic victory over Rogers to book her place in the last-eight at Flushing Meadows
Emma Raducanu has sensationally sealed her spot in the US Open quarter-finals after an emphatic straight sets victory over American Shelby Rogers.
Raducanu looked nervy at the beginning, going down 2-0 behind in the opening set but what followed was extraordinary as she went onto bounce back in style.
The British sensation ended up claiming the opening set 6-2 before storming in the lead in the second set too at Flushing Meadows.
Raducanu cruised into a 4-0 lead before eventually going onto win 6-1 following a nervy final game on her serve in front of an amazed crowd on Monday.
She will now face Olympic champion Belinda Bencic in the last-eight.
The 18-year-old is remarkably the youngest British quarter-finalist at the US Open in 62 years.
Raducanu, fresh off her incredible campaign at Wimbledon earlier this summer, certainly didn’t let her tough start get the better of her.
The victory was made even more astonishing by the fact that Rogers had defeated world number one Ashleigh Barty on Saturday to book her match with Raducanu.
Raducanu was the first woman since Jennifer Capriati in 1990 to reach at least the fourth round of her first two grand slam tournaments and she is only the third qualifier to reach the quarter-finals in New York.
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