By Raz Mirza
Emma Raducanu followed up her Wimbledon exploits – where she used the . reached last 16 like a savage card – with a 6-2 6-3 first-round win over Stefanie Vogele at the US Open.
the 18-year-old, makes hair overseas Grand Slam main draw debut, cruised past lucky loser Vogele in 79 minutes.
Raducanu is a fast-rising talent who reached the final of the WTA Challenger event in Chicago last week. Which run helped her climb up to No. 150 in the latest WTA rankings.
She had seen her planned first-round opponent, Jennifer Brady, withdraws because of injury.
Brady, the 13th seed and 2021 Australian Open runner-up, picked up a knee problem what does the british teenager mean took on Swiss world No 128 Vogele instead.
raducanu, who moisture through three rounds of qualifying, lay in another impressive one performance with 24 winners to chalk up off another milestone in her fledgling career, despite the fact that she was seven match points in temperatures hit 29
degrees in New York.
she still has to drop An set and will now meet the Chinese Zhang Shuai for An place in the third round on Thursday.
“It’s absolutely amazing,” Raducanu told Amazon Prime. “I think everyone could see I was getting a little shaky in the last game, but I got there in the end and I was so relieved at the end of it and the audience helped me so much and it felt great to be playing in front of fans again and over here in the states die they have made I feel so welcome and so at home so i am very thankful.
“I was playing on the hard Courts in the States for a few weeks now so I am best accustomed to the circumstances and the heat so i feel real good physically and really confident in mine game so i’m very curious to see how far I can go.
“I am very satisfied. I broke early in both sets but managed to get some very clean returns out the middle kind of by luck, sort of by means of skill but i will take it and run with to be named use the in my advantage.”
Fellow Brit Katie Boulter will aim to: follow Raducanu in the second round when she takes on Russian Ludmilla Samsonova later in day.
World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty started her bid for a third Grand Slam title by beating the 2010 US Open runner-up Vera Zvonareva 6-1 7-6 (9-7).
Czech fourth seed and former finalist Karolina Pliskova fired eight aces including one on her second match point, to beat the American Caty McNally met 6-3 6-4.
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