Emma Raducanu’s winless run towards top-10 goes on after defeat by Iga Swiatek | EUROtoday

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Hello and welcome to dwell protection of an enormous match for Emma Raducanu.

The Briton is in quarter-final motion on the Stuttgart Open the place she’s going to play world primary Iga Swiatek. Raducanu comes into the match taking part in a number of the greatest tennis since profitable the US Open in 2021.

She gained each her ties within the Billie Jean King Cup final weekend and are available by way of two matches this week in Germany, beating Angelique Kerber and Linda Noskova.

But she faces a frightening job immediately within the form of Swiatek, who’s a two-time winner of the French Open. The two gamers met two years in the past on the identical stage in Stuttgart and Raducanu says she’s going to come into it with no worry.

She mentioned: “We played here two years ago in the quarters, I have come a long way in two years, and she has achieved a lot, I have nothing to lose, I can swing and enjoy it.

“Hopefully recover in time. I’m good.”

Raducanu has struggled for type and confidence up till the previous week after an injury-hit 2023 however she insists she by no means doubted the great occasions would return.

“I am not too surprised because I have been working really hard on the training court and I knew it was just a matter of time,” she mentioned.

“This isn’t my best I still have a long way to go. I am just really happy the rewards are starting to come on the match court.

“You know how it is when you are training day in, day out you feel like the results aren’t going your way. It is never that far away, that is something I am learning.

“Going through everything I have been through gives you a different appreciation, there is nothing like playing in front of fans and playing good tennis.”