NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - JUNE 07: Emma Raducanu of Great Britain celebrates in action against Harriet Dart of Great Britain during Day 3 of the Viking Open at Nottingham Tennis Centre on June 07, 2021 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images for LTA)
Tennis | WTA Cluj-Napoca 2021 | Emma Raducanu claims maiden tour win and faces home crowd favourite Ana Bogdan next
Bogdan has one more match indoors than Raducanu which accounts for the stats although when it comes to fending off break points in her own serve, it is a very different matter, and should give Raducanu a bit of confidence that if she could battle past a solid tour veteran in Hercog, she can build on that and persevere.
It was a solid win that showed that Raducanu does have the steadiness to come back and fight through a tough match situation for the win. To blow a 4-1 lead and then come back to dominate at the end shows that she is developing some resilience.
She can expect the ball to come back with pace from Bogdan who loves a bit of acceleration, but Raducanu can hope to match her in terms of her agility around the court, and her own aggressive play.
Again though, she is playing someone with a lot more tour experience under her belt and it feels like it would be no surprise to see her have to battle through a few tough matches as she starts to find her feet on the tour.
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