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 | WTA Nottingham 2022 | Raducanu headlines a large British contingent in Nottingham

By Ros Satar

  • Emma Raducanu [2] v Viktorija Golubic
  • First Meeting
NOTTINGHAM, UK – Emma Raducanu returns to the grass as she starts her build-up for Wimbledon at the Rothesay Open.


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H2H & Match Fundamentals

Emma Raducanu [2] v Viktorija Golubic H2H: First Meeting
WTA Nottingham UK
Grass (O) Prize Money: $2,725
Second on Centre Court, not before 1:30pm BST BBC Sport


Tale of the Tape – Key Stats (2022)

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H2H: Emma Raducanu (WR 12) Viktorija Golubic (WR 53)
Tournament Previous Best R1 (2021) R3 (2021)
1st Serve Return Points Won % 38.6 40.1
Return Points Won % 44.5 45.2
Break Point Conversion % 47.2 48.2
Break Points Saved % 60.1 48.9
Total Points Won % 50.9 48.8

The pair are pretty closely matched although Raducanu has proved to be a lot stronger in saving break points against her.


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Playing Styles & Prediction

In Emma Raducanu’s first full year on the tour, there have been some ups and downs. Niggling injuries hampering otherwise decent looking runs, and moving to the grass will also brng a few adjustments.

In Viktorija Golubic, she will meet a player with a variety and the uniqueness of a single handed back hand. It is not as though Golubic has had a particularly strong year, and the pair have notched up a mere handful of back to back wins in tournaments this year between them.

This is not an easy opener for Raducanu.

Prediction: Raducanu in three sets.



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