Raducanu cruises into Seoul quarterfinal over Wickmayer
Raducanu declared prior to this event that she wants to win a trophy and it doesn't matter at which level it happens. She's backing up those claims in South Korea with some stellar tennis as she finds herself in the quarterfinal of the event. It comes after the Brit defeated Belgian Wickmayer in straight sets to move on.
The start of the match was rather simple for both players as neither opponent was able to create much pressure on the return. Raducanu was finding her rhythm and despite taking a break at 2-2, the Brit gave it right back.
Eventually, she did find her rhythm and won three quick games to finish off the opening set 6-3. Most of the damage she did came after Wickmayer's second serve which was noticeably weaker and Raducanu attacked it immediately. The second set continued a similar trend as Raducanu was still in rhythm.
Wickmayer on the other hand struggled with her serve and that made it rather easy for Raducanu to jump out to a 3-0 lead. From there it was a rather simple finish however she had to complicate things. Wickmayer broke back and made it quite interesting putting a bit of pressure on Raducanu but the Brit was able to escape 7-5.