Emma Raducanu made it three wins in a row as she claimed a dominant victory over Magda Linette to achieve the semi-finals of the Korea Open.
The previous US Open champion transformed 4 of 5 break factors and recorded a first-serve win share of 96 on her technique to a 6-2 6-2 rout to achieve the final 4 of a WTA Tour occasion for the primary time.
With the win, Raducanu is ready to maneuver again up the WTA rankings having additionally gained three matches in a row for the primary time since her victorious 2021 US Open marketing campaign.
“I feel Magda was feeling it a bit bodily,” Raducanu instructed reporters. “She’s had numerous matches and good wins as a result of she’s a extremely powerful participant, and typically it catches up with the physique.
“I feel it is fairly cool to make my first semi-final and construct my means on tour the precise means, to undergo the levels.”
Raducanu, who fell on the first hurdle in defence of her US Open title final month, has slipped to 77th on the planet rankings from a career-high of tenth however may return to the highest 50 if she will win the title.
She made a flying begin, twice breaking Linette and comfortably holding her personal serve on her technique to a 5-1 lead earlier than sealing the primary set after 35 minutes.
Linette, who misplaced to Czech Republic teenager Linda Fruhvirtova within the Chennai Open remaining final week, instantly hit again within the second, successful her opening service recreation to like.
The 30-year-old Pole then led 0-40 on Raducanu’s serve, however the British primary dug deep to avoid wasting three break factors earlier than breaking the Linette serve twice in succession.
Linette’s bodily struggles had been changing into increasingly more evident and, though she held to power Raducanu to serve it out, that proved no downside for the Kent teenager.
Raducanu will meet Latvian prime seed Jelena Ostapenko on Saturday for a spot within the remaining.