Emma Raducanu: British teen tennis star through to final 16 at Wimbledon


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Teenage tennis sensation Emma Raducanu has won through to the final 16 at the Wimbledon Championships after a straight sets victory in the third round.

The 18-year-old’s fairytale debut tournament continued with a stunning triumph over world number 45 Sorana Cirstea on Court One that ended 6-3 7-5.

The breakthrough Wimbledon star, who is waiting for her A-Level results, has quickly become the story of the Championships, previously beating qualifier Vitalia Diatchenko and former French Open finalist Marketa Vondrousova to reach the third round without dropping a set.

Raducanu’s latest winning performance caught the eye of singer Liam Gallagher, who tweeted: “Emma Raducanu BIBLICAL.”

She has been known as a serious talent within the British game for many years, but making the leap from juniors to seniors can be notoriously difficult.

However, the Kent teenager has made the transition look seamless so far.

He coach, Nigel Sears, who as well as being Andy Murray’s father-in-law is one of the most experienced coaches on the women’s tour, said: “Quite frankly, I think the sky’s the limit.”


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