Emma Raducanu vs Anna-Lena Friedsam live: Score and latest updates from Slovenia Open


huhhello and welcome to Emma Raducanu’s second round match at the Slovenia Open.

Raducanu made a winning start to her campaign in Portoroz when she defeated Dayana Yastremska. Raducanu led 6-2, 5-3 when the Ukrainian retired with a wrist injury. The 19-year-old will be aiming for another confidence-boosting win after a difficult season in which she has won just four consecutive games.

“Nobody wants to win by retiring,” she said in her post-match interview. “Dayana is an extremely ruthless competitor so I knew it was going to be a tough game to go into. I’m really happy with the way I stayed in the point and fought all the way so I’m happy to be in the next round.

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“I got here early and it’s been a lot of fun here. I think it’s a beautiful place to hold a tournament, great views, great sunsets and the food is super fresh, so I enjoy my time here.”

Another positive note for Raducanu: she will remain Britain’s No. 1 even if she loses today after Harriet Dart was defeated in the first round by Tereza Martincova. World Number 85 Dart got a lucky loser in the tournament, handing out a bagel to her opponent in the opener before going down 0-6, 6-4, 6-1. A strong performance from Dart at the WTA 250 event could have caught up with her Raducanu, who has seen her ranking drop to 83 after an early exit at the US Open, but this loss means there won’t be a changing of the guard in the UK. rankings for now.

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Today Raducanu will face Germany’s Anna-Lena Friedsam, who made it through qualifying and defeated Elizabeth Mandlik in the opening round. Friedsam came in at number 213 in the world, but reached a career high of number 45 in 2016.

The winner of this match will play in the quarterfinals against Diane Parry from France on Friday.