Emma Raducanu: Briton breezes past Angelique Kerber in Stuttgart Open first round-ZoomTech News

Britain’s Emma Raducanu continued her revival in type with a straight-set win over Angelique Kerber within the Stuttgart Open first spherical.

Raducanu was hardly ever troubled by the previous world primary and wrapped up a 6-1 6-2 win in a single hour 26 minutes.

It was the 21-year-old’s third win in per week after she received each her matches to assist Britain beat France within the Billie Jean King Cup on the weekend.

Raducanu will play Linda Noskova of the Czech Republic in subsequent spherical.

“It was very troublesome to play Angie as a result of she has a lot historical past behind her,” mentioned Raducanu. “You aren’t simply taking part in Angelique Kerber, you’re taking part in the one who has achieved all these wonderful outcomes.

“It wasn’t the prettiest however I simply targeted on the following level and didn’t get too slowed down. So I am completely happy to have gotten via that.”

Each gamers entered the event as wildcards, with Raducanu dropping to 303 on the earth after having surgical procedure on each wrists final 12 months.

Three-time main winner Kerber in the meantime solely returned to the tour in December after 18 months out following the beginning of her first little one.

Raducanu broke serve thrice in a dominant first set, taking it 6-2 in simply 41 minutes, earlier than breaking within the first sport of the second.

Kerber, 36, was capable of break again instantly however then started to tire and an more and more assured Raducanu was capable of reel off 4 consecutive video games to seal victory.

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