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 San Jose 2021 | Raducanu gets wildcard and faces Zhang in opener
Despite having only played on grass this year, Raducanu does edge Zhang over the year in what started out as a rough year for Zhang. She had won just one match until she got to the grass and has lost both her hard court matches this year.
Playing Styles & Prediction
It s no secret now that Raducanu throws a nod to her Chinese and Romanian heritage when she models her gamestyle on the craftiness of Li Na, and the gritty game of Simona Halep, and on her day she proved that she had the game to go head-to-head with the higher ranked.
Zhang moves around the court well, and has finesse at the net, as she looks to flatten out the ball, but perhaos lacks the weapoms in development from the young Brit.
Her experience ought to see her through, but for Raducanu now the hard graft after the the catapult up the rankings has to happen.
Prediction: Raducanu in three sets.
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