Emma Raducanu moves within ONE win of a place in US Open main draw

British teen sensation Emma Raducanu moves within ONE win of a place in US Open main draw after beating Mariam Bolkvadze in second round of qualifying

  • Teenager Emma Raducanu is one step away from securing place in the US open
  • She beat Bibiane Schoofs 6-1, 6-2 and then Mariam Bolkvadz 6-3, 7-5 
  • The 18-year-old will now play Egypt’s Mayar Sherif for a place in the main draw 

British teenager Emma Raducanu is one step away from a place in the US Open main draw after coming through the second round of qualifying.

The 18-year-old dropped just three games as she rolled over Holland’s Bibiane Schoofs 6-1, 6-2 in the first round but was made to work harder for the win against Mariam Bolkvadze of Georgia.

Her 6-3, 7-5 victory sets up a final qualifying match against Egyptian Mayar Sherif.

Emma Raducanu beat Holland’s Bibiane Schoofs 6-1, 6-2 in the first round of qualifying

The teenager also beat Georgia’s Mariam Bolkvadze in the second round of qualifying 

Also through to the final round of qualifying is Harriet Dart who prevailed over Lucrezia Stefanini 7-6 (1), 7-6 (5), the first set seeing 10 breaks of serve.

Dart will go on to face Viktoriya Tomova while Katie Boulter will next play Kristina Kucova after beating Vitalia Diatchenko 6-2, 5-7, 6-4.

Liam Broady’s US Open hopes were dashed by Marco Trungelliti who won 6-4 6-4.

And a trio of Brits fell at the second round in the women’s draw on Thursday, Francesca Jones going down 6-4, 6-4 to Jaqueline Adina Cristian, Jodie Anna Burrage losing in three sets to Stefanie Voegele 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (4) and Samantha Murray pipped by Monica Niculescu 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.

She will now play Egypt’s Mayar Sherif in the final round for a place in the US Open main draw  




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