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Emma Raducanu hits the heights in straight-sets win over Marta Kostyuk

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The positive momentum established by Emma Raducanu in recent weeks appears to be growing steadily. In the second showdown of a budding generational rivalry Raducanu produced her best performance since the US Open by eviscerating her fellow 19-year-old Marta Kostyuk 6-2, 6-1 to reach the third round of the Madrid Open.

The victory marks only the second time that she has won consecutive matches this season, which she has achieved in successive tournaments in her first professional forays on clay. “I’m definitely very happy with my performance,” she said. “Marta’s a great opponent, we’ve played several times in the juniors and once last year. I knew it was always going to be a really tough battle so I went out there trying to be really aggressive and it definitely paid off.”

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