‘Cinderella Returns’ Raducanu Advances to Wimbledon Round of 16 for the First Time in 3 Years

Men’s Alcaraz and Sinnerdo cruise to round of 16


Emma Raducanu (135th, England) advanced to the round of 16 of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships (total prize money of 50 million pounds, approximately 87.5 billion won) for the first time in three years.

On the fifth day of the tournament held at the All England Club in London, England on the 5th (local time), Raducanu defeated Maria Sakkari (9th, Greece) 2-0 (6-2 6-3) in the third round of the women’s singles to advance to the round of 16.

Britain’s top star Raducanu has reached the last 16 of Wimbledon for the first time in three years since his first major tournament in 2021.

Raducanu emerged as the ‘Cinderella’ of women’s tennis by winning the US Open that year.

Raducanu was the first player to make it through the qualifying rounds to win the singles event at a major tournament. 슬롯사이트

Sakkari is also the player Raducanu faced in the semifinals of the 2021 US Open.

Although he had high expectations, Raducanu had not won a major tournament or a regular tour tournament since winning the US Open due to injuries and poor performance. However, he showed signs of recovery by reaching the semifinals at the Rossio Open last month.

The decision to skip the French Open, which is held on clay courts, and focus on grass court tournaments appears to have paid off.

After confirming his victory, Raducanu said, “I thought, ‘How many more times can I play in front of a packed Center Court?'” and smiled brightly for the first time in a long time, saying, “Today was the most enjoyable time I’ve ever had on a tennis court.”

Raducanu will compete for a spot in the quarterfinals against Lulu Sun (123rd, Australia), who defeated Zhu Lin (61st, China) 2-0 (7-6<7-4> 7-6<8-6>).

In the men’s singles, defending champion Carlos Alcaraz (3rd, Spain) defeated Francis Tiafoe (29th, USA) 3-2 (5-7 6-2 4-6 7-6<7-2> 6-2) in a 3-hour and 50-minute full-set match to advance to the round of 16.

After winning Wimbledon for the second time in a row and the French Open this year, she is now able to continue her challenge for winning two consecutive major tournaments.

Alcaraz also met Tiafoe in the semifinals of the 2022 US Open, winning in a full set. At the time, Alcaraz rode the momentum to win his first major title.

World No. 1 Yannick Sinner (Italy) defeated Miomir Kecsmanovic (52nd, Serbia) 3-0 (6-1 6-4 6-2) to advance to the round of 16. 파칭코 종류

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