The world No 336 follows in the footsteps of Deborah Jevans, Glynis Coles and Laura Robson in becoming the fourth British teenager to reach the last-16 at Wimbledon; the 18-year-old stuns Romanian Sorana Cirstea with a blistering display of power and precision on Court No 1
By Raz Mirza
Last Updated: 03/07/21 2:52pm
Emma Raducanu’s spectacular Wimbledon debut continued as the teenager stunned Sorana Cirstea to become the youngest British woman to reach the last 16 in the Open Era.
Raducanu, who has been known as a serious talent within the British game for many years, had already swept past qualifier Vitalia Diatchenko and former French Open finalist Marketa Vondrousova to reach the third round without dropping a set.
The 18-year-old stayed in school to complete A levels in maths and economics, only finishing a couple of months ago, and playing on the biggest stage of her career so far on Court One, she handled the occasion in impeccable fashion.
Taking on the world No 45, who knocked out Victoria Azarenka in the previous round, Raducanu produced a performance beyond her years to record a sensational victory.
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