Raducanu’s renewed love for tennis on show in demolition of Sloane Stephens

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Emma Raducanu arrived in Eastbourne injury-free, with a growing number of matches under her belt, and she made it clear that she was very happy. The challenge, as she lined up for her opening match at the tournament, was to translate those good vibes into even more wins.

So far, so good. In her tournament debut at the Eastbourne International, the final stop before Wimbledon, Raducanu continued to gain confidence and self-belief on grass as she battled through a tight opening set against the 2017 US Open champion Sloane Stephens before ­spectacularly pulling away, winning 6-4, 6-0 to reach the second round.

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Written by Tumaini Carayol at Devonshire Park
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/article/2024/jun/25/emma-raducanu-tennis-straight-sets-eastbourne-sloane-stephens under the title “Raducanu’s renewed love for tennis on show in demolition of Sloane Stephens”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.