Emma Raducanu in the second round of the 2022 Miami Open, Florida, USA
Emma Raducanu in the second round of the 2022 Miami Open, Florida, USA | © TENNIS PHOTO NETWORK/Getty Images

Tennis | WTA Stuttgart 2022 | Raducanu and her blisters take on Stuttgart clay

By Ros Satar

  • Emma Raducanu [8] v Storm Sanders [Q]
  • Raducanu leads 1-0 (ITF)
STUTTGART, GERMANY – Emma Raducanu will hopefully have recovered from the blisters that hampered her in Prague as she faces qualifier Storm Sanders.


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H2H & Match Fundamentals

Emma Raducanu [8] v Storm Sanders [Q] H2H: Raducanu leads 1-0 (ITF)
WTA Stuttgart Stuttgart, Germany
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Tale of the Tape – Key Stats (2022)

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H2H: Emma Raducanu (WR 12) Storm Sanders (WR 197)
Tournament Previous Best Debut Debut
1st Serve Return Points Won % 39.1 34.2
Return Points Won % 45.6 42.7
Break Point Conversion % 46.8 38.7
Break Points Saved % 60.5 61.5
Total Points Won % 50 50.2


Looking over the year the pair are quite evenly matched, with Storm Sanders just having a slight edge having played a little more this year than Emma Raducanu.


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Playing Styles & Prediction

We will be in Blister-watch as we saw how the blisters on Emma Raducanu’s feet started to hamper her performance at the Billie Jean King Cup, and Storm Sanders has already come through the qualifying rounds – and getting used to the slick Stuttgart clay is key.

Leftie Sanders plays a similar aggressive style to Raducanu, and her doubles prowess means she can run the Brit all around the court.

Prediction: Raducanu in three sets.


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