Emma Raducanu beat Magda Linette in the quarterfinals in the Korea Open 6-2 6-1. This is the first time in a while that the Brit has won three matches in a row. The last time was in last years US Open when she won the title.
“I think Magda was feeling it a bit physically,” Raducanu said. “She’s had a lot of matches and good wins because she’s a really tough player, and sometimes it catches up with the body.
“I think it’s pretty cool to make my first [WTA Tour] semi-final and build my way on tour the right way, to go through the stages.”
It was a strong start for Raducanu but Linette managed to make three breaks in the first service game. While Linette took time off for a medical break, Raducanu practiced her serve.
The match only lasted 1 hour and 16 minutes and the former World No.10 left the court with a smile and a thumbs up for the fans.
Linette was coming off a semifinals finish at the Chennai Open last week. In the previous round, she had dispatched Kristina Mladenovic.
Raducanu has been dominating at the Korea Open and has not yet dropped a set. She will next face Jelena Ostapenko who defeated Victoria Jimenez Kasintseva 6-2 6-1.
Ostapenko beat Jeongg Boyoung to make it to the semifinals. This is her fifth semifinal of the year. She reached her first in Eastbourne back in June.