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Post Info TOPIC: Week 38 - WTA250 - Seoul, Korea Hard


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Week 38 - WTA250 - Seoul, Korea Hard


3-3 First set. Seems a pretty high standard and both hitting well

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6-3 opening set , looks positive

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Good match to watch. Lots of big hitting from both. Emma playing well, but a few unforced errors and double-faults have spoilt what is otherwise a great performance.

Takes the first set 6-3

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Takes the second 7-5 Well played Emma

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Watched the last 10 mins on my little phone (and will probably cost a fortune) - but well worth it - wrapped it up well, and that was pretty tight at the end - good job, Emma

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Some good shots, some good build up play, some errors. A few aces, some 2nd serve aces....a few too many double faults though.

Still, I think we all agree she plays better when she goes for her shots rather than safety. I thought Emma may cruise to victory when leading 6-3, 4-1 having broken 3 times in a row but Wickmayer held and broke back and then it was tight, but this was all down to Wickmayer waking up and raising her game. Emma held firm and got that final break. She is in that 50-75 range and when you accept that is where she is, these matches are perfect, certainly the sort that Emma needs right now.

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Did well today. I think how Wickmayer plays encouraged Emma to hit a bit more aggressively from the back and trade blows. It was a bit less loopy today.

Good win.

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Certainly a lot of impressive winners today, though one horrible service game to get broken in each set. Yanina contributed one good point towards 2 breaks of the Raducanu serve. Several wild errors on initial groundstroke after her serve.

Volleys were very good, overheads awful, drop shots poor, several super passing shots.

2nd serve return very aggressive again.

I liked the aggressive approach, though the execution needs a fair amount of fine-tuning.


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R2: RADUCANU, Emma (GBR) (6) 77 (CH=10 2022) v WICKMAYER, Yanina (BEL) 460 (CH=12 2010) 6-3 7-5

QF: RADUCANU, Emma (GBR) (6) 77 (CH=10 2022) v LINETTE, Magda (POL) (3) 51 (CH=33 2020)

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Agree with that with regard to where Emma is rankings wise.

Plus if the US Open had never happened to be where she is right now at age 19 we would all be saying what good progress she is making.

It's another win this week which has to be encouraging.

I would be far more concerned if she had lost in the first round these last two events.



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Through it all, and capable of playing much better than she has for spells in the last year, she is currently the #3 live ranked under 20 yo.



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Rich2310 wrote:

Agree with that with regard to where Emma is rankings wise.

Plus if the US Open had never happened to be where she is right now at age 19 we would all be saying what good progress she is making.

It's another win this week which has to be encouraging.

I would be far more concerned if she had lost in the first round these last two events.


 If she hadn't won the US Open though she'd probably still be mostly playing ITF and W125 tournaments. It's hard to say if she would be in a similar place re:rankings to where she is now if she'd taken the more gradual path instead.



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Emma is third on Centre court tomorrow, so about 7am UK time.

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PaulM wrote:

Did well today. I think how Wickmayer plays encouraged Emma to hit a bit more aggressively from the back and trade blows. It was a bit less loopy today.

Good win.


 Totally agree both were hitting very hard. Apart from 1 game in the second set I thought Emma played well today and was going for her shots, also going for a strong second serve which did result in a few too many double faults. Would rather she did this however as she also got a number of winners on the second serve. 



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RJH1962 wrote:
PaulM wrote:

Did well today. I think how Wickmayer plays encouraged Emma to hit a bit more aggressively from the back and trade blows. It was a bit less loopy today.

Good win.


 Totally agree both were hitting very hard. Apart from 1 game in the second set I thought Emma played well today and was going for her shots, also going for a strong second serve which did result in a few too many double faults. Would rather she did this however as she also got a number of winners on the second serve. 


Totally agree. 



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