Radukanu advances to Korea Open tennis singles round of 16

Emma Radukanu (77th, Great Britain), who won the women’s singles at the US Open last year, entered the second round of the Hana Bank Korea Open (total prize money of $251,750) on the women’s professional tennis (WTA) tour.

Radukanu defeated Uchijima Yuuka (126th, Japan) 2-0 (6-2 6-4) in the first round of the third day of the tournament held at the Olympic Park tennis court in Songpa-gu, Seoul on the 21st.

Radukanu, who received the 6th seed, will face Yanina Wickmeier (460th, Belgium) in the round of 16.

Radukanu, who was the only winner of last year’s WTA Tour singles championship at the WTA Tour and above, was eliminated in the first round this year, and the world ranking, which climbed up to 10th, plummeted to 80th.

Radukanu, currently ranked 77th, is aiming for a rebound at this year’s Korea Open.

Radukanu took a lead 5-0 in 2 sets and gave up 4 games in a row, and in his sub game that followed, he was hit by a 30-40 break, but he kept the sub game at the end of the deuce and was confirmed to advance to the round of 16 in 1 hour and 19 minutes. .

The second round opponent of Radukanu, born in 2002, Wickmeier, is a veteran born in 1989.

Wickmeier defeated Linda Pruvirtova (74th, Czech Republic) 2-0 (6-1 6-4) in the previous match.

Although currently ranked 400th, he climbed to No. 12 in the singles world rankings in 2010, and reached the semifinals of the 2009 US Open in singles.

After giving birth in April of last year, she returned to the court in February of this year, a ‘mother player’.

Pruvirtova, who lost to Wickmeier, is a 17-year-old rookie who won the WTA Tour Chennai Open ($251,750 total prize money), which ended in Chennai, India on the 18th.

After winning the championship, he moved to Seoul and played the game on that day, but was eliminated in the first round.

Zhu Lin (70th, China), who won the Korea Open held with the WTA 125K series, which was one grade lower than last year’s tour, defeated Ankita Reina (329, India) 2-0 (6-1 6-3) in the second round. and made it to the quarterfinals.

/yunhap news

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