Raducanu 6-2, 5-1 Linette* (*denotes next server)
This is turning into a cruise for Raducanu now after her third and fourth aces of the match. The former US Open champion is now within one game of reaching the semi-finals.
Raducanu* 6-2, 4-1 Linette (*denotes next server)
Linette’s previous race lasted 2 hours and 46 minutes, so it may have had its weight. The Pole’s unforced error allows Radoukanou to break back at 15-15 on serve. One more break and you’d have to think about his curtains for Linette.
Another brilliant forehand down the line from Raducanu to make it 30-15, nicely done.
And just like in the first set, Raducanu is ruthless in her pursuit of a break of serve! One set and double break now.
Raducanu 6-2, 3-1 Linette* (*denotes next server)
Raducanu starts well after the break with a wide serve that Linette fails to deal with. But on the second serve, Linette wins the next point to level at 15-15.
But Raducanu makes it 18/18 on the first serve, before Linette’s forehand winner ties the game again. But Raducanu’s first serve proves strong enough again and she has a crucial game.
It looks like the game is about to restart
Raducanu tries to stay relaxed by hitting some balls.
Magda Linette takes a medical time out
A very important service game is coming for Raducanu.
Raducanu* 6-2, 2-1 Linette (*denotes next server)
Not winning that game against the serve was a blow to the body for Linette, and she looks ragged at the start of this game. Raducanu is up 30-0 after a Linette forehand called long.
Raducanu now has some break points of his own here! What a twist that will be.
And Raducanu delivers. There is a clear path to victory now: a set and a break.
Raducanu 6-2, 1-1 Linette* (*denotes next server)
Linette is up to the task now, earning one of the match points by going close after a drop shot.
Poland’s backhand proves effective and earns her first break point of the match. But Raducanu shows some guts to win the next two points and gives herself a chance for an unlikely hold from 40-0 down.
Radukanu throws another forehand down the line to return to the net! Her next winner is just as good, this time going to crossover. Raducanu advantage. Linette can’t deal with another Raducanu first serve, and that’s another margin.
Second set: Raducanu* 6-2, 0-1 Linette (*denotes next server)
A much better start to this set than the first for Linette, serving with more freedom and winning the game you love. Linette has dropped just one point in her last three service games, so a warm-up of sorts.
First set: Raducanu 6-2 Linette
Raducanu maintains her record of not dropping a first serve point in this match, going 30-15.
Linette calls back to level the game, but Raducanu steps up and flushes her second ace of the match. The Brit has set point but Linette saves it with better play from the baseline.
But Raducanu pulls off a purse of a backhand to claim the first set. That’s five sets in a row this week.
Raducanu* 5-2 Linette (*denotes next server)
Linette wins the first two points on serve, before Raducanu capitalizes on a big piece of good fortune with a lucky winner that cuts across the net. Raducanu’s backhand then flies out and Linette wins the next point. Raducanu will serve for the set next.
Raducanu 5-1 Linette* (*denotes next server)
Raducanu is two serves away from winning the set and makes a good start here to go 15-0 up.
Great stuff from both in the next rally, but Raducanu’s remarkable comeback is too long. Linette then fakes a backhand and looks down the court blaming a bad bounce. Radoukanou 30-15 up.
Thunderous forehand down the line from Raducanu to go 40-15. Then a deft drop shot proves decisive and that’s another service game. Very impressive from Raducanu.
Raducanu* 4-1 Linette (*denotes next server)
Linette is forced to work hard for the first service point, but wins it via a double-handed backhand. A good long serve from Linette beats Raducanu 30-0.
Linette finds some rhythm now and another Ace wins her first game of the match. Linette on the scoreboard after a rough start.
Raducanu 4-0 Linette* (*denotes next server)
Raducanu dominating the field from deep right now has Linette climbing all over him. Radukano’s backhand has been very effective so far. Another service game is decisively claimed 40-15. The match is only 15 minutes long, but she is in charge of this first set.
Raducanu* 3-0 Linette (*denotes next server)
Raducanu sends a Linette serve that was too short, but the Pole responded strongly, 15-15.
However, Linette struggles to match Raducanu in the rallies, and makes good use of the backhand corners to record two break points.
And there it is! What a beginning this was for Raducanu, a double rupture. If she keeps this up it could be her most impressive appearance in a while.
Raducanu 2-0 Linette* (*denotes next server)
Can Raducanu consolidate this break and win her first service game? It’s a confident start with an ace, before she nets after pushing Linette to the side and pops another winner. 30-0 for Radoukanou.
Her next serve is too hot for Linette to handle, 40-0.
Raducanu looks very strong in the early stages and a great forehand down the line wins the game you love.
First set: Raducanu* 1-0 Linette (*denotes next server)
Raducanu is looking to show her strength and dictate from the baseline. Linette with few serves in the early stages and the Brit builds a 30-0 lead.
A better serve goes slightly long for Raducanu, who misfires on the backhand, 30-15 Linette. A Raducanu forehand is too much and Linette recovers to 30-30.
Raducanu gets the best of the next rally and has a break point, and there’s the break! Linette challenges her to knock down the line that was called, but she was out.
Perfect start from Raducanu against the #3 seed.
Radukanu won the lottery and will receive.
Radukanu goes to court
The odds suggest the winner of this match will play No. 1 seed Ostapenko in the next round.
This is victory for Maria
A convincing 6-1, 6-1 win. Raducanu is next on Center Court in Seoul.
Tatjana Maria makes light work of Zhu Lin
The German took the first set 6-1 and leads 4-1 in the second. That should mean Raducanu is on the field for 9am unless there is a remarkable comeback.
Can Raducanu march in Korea?
Good morning and welcome to coverage of Emma Raducanu’s rebuilding after her first round exit from the US Open as she faces Poland’s Magda Linette in the last eight of the Korea Open.
Radukanu reached this stage after easing into a 6-3, 7-5 win over Belgium’s Yanina Wickmayer on Thursday morning.
The injury-plagued British No 1 and sixth is determined to make progress here in Seoul after failing to defend her grand slam title in New York and a second-round loss at the Slovenia Open last week.
“My goal on the court is to keep trying to swing freer and freer in every match. And my other goal is to try to stay in Korea for as long as possible,” he said.
“Last week I struggled a little bit with my legs, just doing a lot of training, and like I said, the rest of this year I’m just really trying to build up physically for next year.
“So I’m training a lot – like before the game today I did 90 minutes on the pitch and I’m just trying to be in good shape.
“And that sometimes comes with little glitches. Right now, it’s something I’m just managing, but I know it’s for the greater good, so I’m starting to engage with that process.”