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A year and a half on from her US Open triumph, few things have come easily for Emma Raducanu on the court. The prospect of her body being able to handle the rigours of the tour still seems far away and the injuries continue to pile up.
But on Thursday afternoon in Indian Wells, Raducanu gave an impressive demonstration of her resilience and intelligence as she shrugged off her poor preparation, adapted to the gusty desert conditions and found a way through to the second round of the BNP Paribas Open with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Danka Kovinic of Montenegro.
Written by Tumaini Carayol
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