Emma Raducanu reaches top-10 in UTR Ranking after triumph over Jessica Pegula

Sunday, 30 June 2024 at 20:32
2021 US Open champion Emma Raducanu made a significant impact at her latest WTA 500 event by securing her first career victory over a top-10 player, advancing to the quarterfinals of the tournament. The Brit, however, fell to Daria Kasatkina in the quarterfinals.
The Russian claimed the title on grass on Sunday, defeating Leylah Fernandez in the final. Raducanu displayed a strong performance, overcoming Sloane Stephens in the first round (6-4, 6-0) and then second seed Pegula with a 4-6, 7-6(6), 7-5 victory.

Raducanu soars to UTR Top-10

The former world No. 10 achieved a 33-position jump in the WTA Rankings, positioning herself as world No. 135 as of Monday. At Wimbledon, she needs to advance a few rounds to ensure her return to the top-100 after a year.
Injuries seem to be a thing of the past for Raducanu, a fact supported by her position in the UTR Ranking. Following her victory over Pegula, Emma Raducanu appears as No. 10 in the UTR Ranking, led by Iga Swiatek and followed by Elena Rybakina and Aryna Sabalenka.
This ranking is considered more accurate as it ranks players based on their latest results, using an algorithm that takes into account the difficulty of matches faced according to the opponent's form.
Tennis expert Laura Robson commented to Tennis365 on Raducanu's good form as she prepares to compete at Wimbledon: “It’s great to see Emma looking excited to be back on court and up for the challenge,” Robson said. “Now I’m expecting her to have a good Wimbledon. She’s put the work in, been practising on grass for quite a few weeks now, and she is looking ready for it.
“Looking at her levels, she is clearly playing well above her ranking. She is already right up there with top players and that will be really nice for Emma to see,” she added. “She will know she is not far off and is in a lot better place than she was six months ago. So if I had to pick out a player to watch at Wimbledon in the women’s draw, it would be Emma.”

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