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Emma Raducanu: British teenage tennis star qualifies for final 16 at Wimbledon | UK News

Teenage tennis sensation Emma Raducanu advanced to the round of 16 at the Wimbledon Championships after a straight sets victory in the third round.

The 18-year-old’s first fairytale tournament continued with a stunning triumph over world number 45 Sorana Cirstea on Court One which ended 6-3 7-5.

It also made history, with Raducanu becoming the youngest British woman in the fourth round of SW19 in the open era.

The Wimbledon star, who is awaiting his A-level results, quickly became championship history, previously beating qualifier Vitalia Diatchenko and former Roland Garros finalist Marketa Vondrousova to reach the third round without losing a set.

Raducanu’s latest winning performance caught the attention of singer Liam Gallagher, who tweeted: “Emma Raducanu BIBLICAL”.

Speaking in her post-match on-field interview, she said: “Honestly I’m so speechless right now, in the end I didn’t know what my reaction would be if I won and it comes from happen, I’m so grateful for all the support I got today.

“Who would have thought, it’s funny because at the beginning, when I was packing my bags to enter the bubble, my parents would say to me:” You don’t pack too many match kits? “.

“I think I’ll have to do some laundry tonight, but I think they have a laundry service at the hotel, so I’m fine.”

Raducanu has been known as a serious talent in British football for many years, but moving from juniors to seniors can be notoriously difficult.

Before Wimbledon, she had only played one level match of the Women’s Tennis Association Tour.

However, the teenager from Kent, who was a quarter-finalist in the junior event three years ago, has so far made the transition seamless.

His trainer, Nigel Sears, who in addition to being Andy Murray’s stepfather is one of …

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