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Raducanu was mediocre for most of the match, but once she got a break in the second set she finally started hitting with more purpose and remembered her DTL shot.

Chirico hit so many UEs and struggled when she had to come forward to close out the point, but she did give Emma a good fight.
 

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Well, well, well. Little Miss Porcelain is halfway through her accomplishment of winning back-to-back matches at her 4th tournament since winning the US Open.

Us haters might hate to admit it, but tennis needs celebrity and stars, and Miss Porcelain is that. She should beat Osorio and make it to the challenging accomplishment of winning back-to-back matches in tournaments, but then again knowing that it's Miss Porcelain she also could retire 7 minutes into the match with heat exhaustion during a mildly warm evening.
 

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Totally forgot about this match. Russia 2 - Queen Liz II 0
 

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Started ok, then started playing too careful and passive but found more agression in the end to close it out in straights. Not a bad performance for someone who has rarely played the last couple of months. She just needs to stay healthy and play every week and gain more confidence to be able to go for her shots. She is so good when she is going for her shots, some very nice placement and still with plenty of margin, But she still has a tendency to rely on her defense too much and that's when her shots get looppy and allow the opponent dictate. A work in progress. She will get there. I still believe.
Osorio next, will be a much tougher match.
 

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Easy as expected, Osorio will always be easy. These are the kind of players Emma eats for breakfast. I hope she stops with the come ons on opponents unforced errors though (surprised she gets away with it here, must be the only player) because this is for scrubs, big stars don't do it.
 

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Hopefully whatever happened between games in the first set - panic attack, fitness issue, anxiety, pressure, breathing difficulties - will be addressed honestly in the presser.

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Didn’t watch closely because of Naomi’s match but good to see Emma get a routine win, even if it’s against Chirico. Hopefully, she was hitting with depth and purpose, two qualities that have been missing in her groundies since almost a year ago now…
 

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Didn’t watch closely because of Naomi’s match but good to see Emma get a routine win, even if it’s against Chirico. Hopefully, she was hitting with depth and purpose, two qualities that have been missing in her groundies since almost a year ago now…
In the second set she was. In the first set she was too nervous, and passive because of that. She honestly admitted it in the press conference.
Once she got going in the second, it was over for Chirico.
Not the prettiest of matches from Emma (except the last 4-5 games), but in the end, looking at the scoreline, she routined the qualifier, as she should.
Her level wasn’t good at all at the beginning, but it was actually really good in the last 4 games, hitting with pace and aggression. She couldn’t bring it at the beginning due to nerves, by her own admission…but hopefully she’s now more settled into the tournament. She needs match time, this was her first singles match since Wimbledon (when she also wasn’t fully fit, but now she is).
She just needs to bring that from the start vs Osorio.
But she will be fully aware of that and will try her best to do so.
Glad she got an easier R1 opponent to remove the rust and settle nerves.
On to the next round!
 

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Did they really schedule Raducanu Osorio for 10am tomorrow or is my website wrong??
They didn’t schedule it yet. That’s probably the default time they show when they haven’t scheduled yet.
 
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