Nottingham Open: Emma Raducanu to face Katie Boulter in semi-finals-ZoomTech News

Nottingham Open: Emma Raducanu to face Katie Boulter in semi-finals-ZoomTech News


Emma Raducanu will play fellow Briton Katie Boulter in her first WTA semi-final since 2022 after opponent Fran Jones withdrew from their last-eight match within the Nottingham Open.

Jones, 23, one other Briton, was scheduled to face Raducanu on Saturday in a match carried over from Friday due to rain, however was compelled to drag out with a shoulder harm.

“Hopefully everybody can perceive that with the massive occasions developing, I am not ready to be taking many dangers,” stated Jones, with Wimbledon because of begin on 1 July.

British primary Boulter, 27, who’s the defending champion, reached the semi-finals with a two-set win over Poland’s fifth seed Magdalena Frech on Friday.

Former US Open winner Raducanu, 21, missed the French Open to focus on her health earlier than Wimbledon as she continues her comeback from harm.

She has overwhelmed Ena Shibahara and Daria Snigur in her run to the final eight in Nottingham.

The beginning of Saturday’s play was delayed due to dangerous climate however resumed at 14:30 BST with the quarter-final between Tunisian top seed Ons Jabeur and the Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova first up on centre courtroom.

Raducanu and Boulter’s semi-final will observe, whereas unseeded pair Diane Parry, from France, and Australia’s Kimberly Birrell are contesting the ultimate match of the final eight on courtroom one.


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