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Massive outpouring of support as Bromley’s Emma Raducanu reaches US Open fourth round

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Original article from Kent Live

Tennis superstar Emma Raducanu reached new heights with a crushing win over Sara Sorribes Tormo to reach the US Open fourth round in style.

The Bromley-raised 18-year-old has now matched her Wimbledon breakthrough run but has made immense strides in recent months to defeat the world number 41 6-0 6-1.

Spaniard Sorribes Tormo has been having the season of her life, halving her ranking and beating Ashleigh Barty at the Tokyo Olympics – but she was no match for Raducanu.

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The Kent teen is yet to drop a set across six matches in qualifying and the main draw.

Ranked outside the top 350 just two months ago, and having never faced a top-100 player, she is now set to break the milestone on her own.

Making it seven wins from nine matches against players inside the 100, she is now likely to get a crack at beating world number one Barty in the next round.

It will off a formidable contest for Raducanu but the top player will no doubt be aware of her skills.

The match against Sorribes Tormo set the tone early on with the Brit causing her all kinds of problems.

But despite showing a slightest sign of nerves with the end of the game approaching, she steam-rollered her way into the last 16.

Raducanu told Amazon Prime: “I was playing very well and I know Sara’s an extremely tough opponent. She doesn’t make a mistake so you have to be on your game every single point.

“I had to work so hard and there were some really, really long deuce games that could have gone either way so I’m just really happy that I managed to maintain and stay on it and win in the end.”

The teenager seems unaffected by the whirlwind around her, and she said: “I’ve got a great team around me, a great team here so we’re just sticking to the same routines.

“It’s been two weeks in New York now and into the third week. I never thought I’d be here but I’m just so, so excited.”

Emma Raducanu at Wimbledon.

Social media has been filled with support for Raducanu.

One Twitter user said: "Incredibly well played just didn't give Tormo much of a chance! I was in awe in watching how well Emma did. Good luck against either Ash Barty or Shelby Rodgers on Monday."

Another added: "If she plays the way she did tonight then anyone will struggle to cope with that power and level of consistency."

A third said: "She has absolutely thrived all the way throughout her us open debut! What a brilliant player!"

Another Raducanu fan added: "A future Grand Slam champion."

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