LEEF – Emma Raducanu vs Sloane Stephens: Britse nr 1 open haar Australiese Ope-veldtog in die eerste ronde nagwedstryd in Melbourne – as 19-year-old plays her first Grand Slam match since triumph at the US Open
Raducanu vs Kovinic, who won in New York in a stunning run as a qualifier without dropping a set, is the 17th seed in her first appearance in Melbourne and faces a tricky test in 2017 US Open champion Sloane Stephens.
Raducanu lost heavily in her first appearance of 2022 in Sydney last week and will be striving to improve in a night match on the Margaret Court Arena.
Die Brit het haar egter gehad KIERAN JACKSON will provide live coverage of Emma Raducanu vs Sloane Stephens in the first round of the women’s singles at the Australian Open, including all the build-up and game-by-game updates.
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Let’s hope for an improved performance this time round from the US Open champion.
The former British No 1 says rivals will target her and the 19-year-old major winner now faces the weight of expectation…
It’s been a mixed day for the Brits in Melbourne.
Wins for Murray, Evans and Watson but losses for Dart and Broady.
Raducanu to come…
We can expect Emma Raducanu and Sloane Stephens on court imminently!
Alex de Minaur has just won his first round match against Lorenzo Musetti in four sets on Margaret Court Arena.
Rondom 15 minutes or so until the British No 1 returns to Grand Slam action!
She’s not wrong there…
Alex de Minaur is two games away from winning his first round match on Margaret Court Arena – hy is 4-3 up in the fourth set.
Once that match has concluded, we can expect Raducanu and Stephens to speedily make their way to court.
Despite being 17th seed, Raducanu is not putting too much pressure on herself in Melbourne…
Welcome to Die Brit het haar egter gehad live coverage of Emma Raducanu’s first round match at the Australian Open against American Sloane Stephens.
It is the 19-year-old’s first Grand Slam match since her shock victory at the US Open in New York since September!
Join us for all the build-up and game-by-game updates!