Emma Raducanu in the first round at 2022 Roland Garros, Paris, France
Emma Raducanu in the first round of 2022 Roland Garros, Paris, France | (Photo by Andy Cheung/Getty Images)

Tennis | US Open 2022 | Emma Raducanu starts a difficult title defence against Alize Cornet

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  • Emma Raducanu [11] v Alize Cornet
  • First Meeting
NEW YORK, USA – Emma Raducanu has a tough opener as she starts her title defence, as she faces Alize Cornet.

 

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Emma Raducanu [11] v Alize Cornet | H2H & Match Fundamentals

Emma Raducanu [11] v Alize Cornet H2H: First Meeting
US Open New York, USA
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Tale of the Tape – Key Stats (2022)

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H2H: Emma Raducanu (WR 11) Alize Cornet (WR 37)
Tournament Previous Best Title (2021) R4 (2020)
1st Serve Return Points Won % 38.1 37.1
Return Points Won % 45.5 43.4
Break Point Conversion % 47.7 42.0
Break Points Saved % 60.0 56.2
Total Points Won % 50.8 50.5

Raducanu has played less than Alize Cornet on hard courts this year, but just about edges the Frenchwoman, with a knack of pulling off big shocks at the Slams.

 

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Playing Styles & Prediction

Cornet is a baseliner but moves very well and is equally solid off both wings, which makes her very difficult to break down. Her backhand is her strongest stroke and she frustrates players by her ability to retrieve balls all day long. However, her serve is not in the same capacity as Raducanu’s, who will certainly be able to match her in the slugging from the baseline, and Raducanu will need to be ready to run a lot.

There have been concerns about yet another injury niggle for the teenager, as she continues to navigate a difficult first year on the tour. But if she can weather this latest injury storm it will be a big test, but she has the ability to overcome.

Prediction: Raducanu in three sets.

 

 

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