EMMA RADUCANU can’t stop winning – or smiling.
The 18-year-old thrilled the most horrific scene of her life last night as world number 41 Sarah Sorbes Tormo was completely destroyed in just 70 minutes in the second week of the US Open.
Radukano was on fire from the start of this third round clash and made it to the last 16 of the Flushing Meadows, beating Spaniard 6-0 6-1 in form.
There she will meet world number one Ash Barty or American Shelby Rogers who was ready to play here on Saturday night.
Whatever it is, however, Radukano will not care if it is a magical, overwhelming performance.
“I was playing very well,” he said. I know Sarah is a tough opponent that doesn’t make it easy so you have to stay in your game at every point.
“You have to work hard but I am really happy that I was able to maintain my level.
“I’m in my second week and I never thought I’d be here. The crowd is amazing. Honestly, they helped me in so many moments.
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Radukano has been seriously impressive here – he hasn’t dropped a set since qualifying – but his first set of Sorbes Toro catastrophe was out of the top drawer.
The world number 41 is enjoying an impressive season, winning 29 matches, including a stunning victory over Barty at the Olympics.
However, the British teen sensation tore it to pieces in the amazing start of this third round match. If her Wimbledon displays were impressive, what she is doing at the Big Apple is something else.
Radukano was on the Spaniard’s weak service and was particularly hot to handle the power coming from his forehand.
Poor Sorbes Tormo didn’t know what hit him, and so it was in the second set.
Kent Starlet looks very confident for his second Grand Slam player and although hard times will always come somewhere, young Bert is still in love with every minute.
Surprisingly, there were only 55 minutes on the clock and Radukano was walking.
Sorbes Tormo, 24, finally got into a fight and won a game while waiting for Burt to make it 5-1. It wasn’t long before another brilliant, shiny forehand winner sealed the deal.
This is usually not the case for British players – but again, this is not the case with Emma Radukano.