Emma Raducanu is thru to the fourth spherical of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells after beating thirteenth seed Beatriz Haddad Maia 6-1 2-6 6-4 on Monday.
The British No.1 began robust and broke twice on her option to rapidly wrap up the primary set in 34 minutes, solely to then surrender her serve twice – double faulted 4 occasions – because the Brazilian evened issues up by claiming the second set 6- 2.
Raducanu saved a break level to carry 2-2 within the decider earlier than the world No. 77 produced good tennis to interrupt in recreation seven.
She created two extra break factors, however Haddad Maia ultimately compelled her to serve him, which the 2021 US Open champion duly did.
Raducanu will now face both world no 1 and defending champion Iga Swiatek or Bianca Andreescu within the final 16.
Raducanu has solely confronted Swiatek as soon as earlier than on tour, shedding 6-4 6-4 in Stuttgart final April, albeit on clay. The pair additionally met within the quarter-finals of the 2018 Wimbledon juniors event, with the Pole victorious on that event as nicely.
She has additionally confronted thirty second seed Andrescu as soon as earlier than, additionally on clay in Rome final 12 months, the place she was compelled to retire halfway by means of the second set as she trailed the Canadian.
Raducanu: ‘Fairly unbelievable’ progress after lack of coaching
Raducanu is collaborating in her first event since shedding to Coco Gauff within the second spherical of the Australian Open in January, her participation having been put doubtful because of the return of a wrist drawback which she has been troubled with the season. final.
The 20-year-old pulled out of an occasion in Texas and an exhibition event forward of her involvement in Indian Wells. She beat Danka Kovinic 6-2 6-3 within the first spherical and Polish twentieth seed Magda Linette 7-6 (7-3) 6-2 within the second.
“I am extraordinarily pleased with how I fought and dug within the third set,” Raducanu stated. Amazon Premier after the victory.
“I lowered my depth a bit within the second and, in opposition to such a giant opponent like Beatriz, that is sufficient and it is a 6-2 set earlier than you already know it. So, I used to be very pleased with how I managed to regain my focus and my depth and are available again within the third.
“For me it is fairly superb, I have never actually ready for this event or practiced so to return out and play at this degree and be aggressive is an effective signal for me.”
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