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August, 16

Wimbledon: Raducanu Book Second Round With Victory Over Van Uytvanck

Emma Raducanu’s teenage self didn’t emerge from the severe cloak of top sport until after the last point had been won.

Not only did she revel in her victory, but she also practically galloped over Wimbledon’s main court. She walked with a vivacious bounce and smiled as warmly as the reception she received. Raducanu had not, after all, been overtaken by the happenings.

She has not been broken by expectations’ weight. At least for the time being, everything was going to be okay. In fact, this may be considered the ideal Wimbledon looser: 6-4, 6-4 in straight sets over a 100-minute match. No signs of exhaustion or the wounds that had troubled her were present.

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A seasoned Grand Slam champion would relish a match like this to settle into the tournament’s flow. A test, not a protracted battle of attrition, a good workout that doesn’t deplete your strength.

This served as good practice for what was to come without requiring Raducanu to rush back to the operating room. Although Alison Van Uytvanck is a worthy rival, she lacks Raducanu’s level of inherent talent. The first two games with her lasted close to 18 minutes each, but Raducanu was able to wear her down. She defeated her opponent at a crucial point in the match by winning five of the final six games, three serves, and two breaks.

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Emma Raducanu’s teenage self didn’t emerge from the severe cloak of top sport until after the last point had been won.

Not only did she revel in her victory, but she also practically galloped over Wimbledon’s main court. She walked with a vivacious bounce and smiled as warmly as the reception she received. Raducanu had not, after all, been overtaken by the happenings.

She has not been broken by expectations’ weight. At least for the time being, everything was going to be okay. In fact, this may be considered the ideal Wimbledon looser: 6-4, 6-4 in straight sets over a 100-minute match. No signs of exhaustion or the wounds that had troubled her were present.

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A seasoned Grand Slam champion would relish a match like this to settle into the tournament’s flow. A test, not a protracted battle of attrition, a good workout that doesn’t deplete your strength.

This served as good practice for what was to come without requiring Raducanu to rush back to the operating room. Although Alison Van Uytvanck is a worthy rival, she lacks Raducanu’s level of inherent talent. The first two games with her lasted close to 18 minutes each, but Raducanu was able to wear her down. She defeated her opponent at a crucial point in the match by winning five of the final six games, three serves, and two breaks.

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