Emma Raducanu US Open 2021

US Open Social Slice: Emma Raducanu reaction; Jenson Brooksby brilliance

On today’s Social Slice, Emma Raducanu continues her impressive form and Jenson Brooksby executes one of the shots of the tournament on his way to the third round. 

Firstly, Raducanu has carried her Wimbledon form into Flushing Meadows with yet another huge victory to reach the third round.

Raducanu’s consistent yet aggressive approach from the back of the court helped her to dominate Chinese star Zhang Shuai 6-2 6-4.

If the 18-year-old wins her next encounter, she could face world number one Ash Barty in round four…

Jenson Brooksby also continued to catch the eye in his four set thriller against Taylor Fritz, producing arguably the shot of the tournament in the third set. How did he get this ball back in play?

It’s no wonder Andy Murray loves watching him!

Karolina Pliskova and Amanda Anisimova were involved in an absolute classic during the night session on Thursday.

After almost two and a half hours on court, it was Wimbledon finalist Pliskova who eventually prevailed.

Heartbreak for the American who fought back impressively after conceding the first set and had a match point in the final set breaker.

Remarkably, Canadian star Bianca Andreescu is yet to lose at the US Open.

The 2019 US Open champion, who missed the 2020 event due to injury, marched into the third round with a straight sets win against Lauren Davis.

Could the sixth seed go all the way again?

Lastly, Dominic Thiem has received birthday wishes from across the tennis world today as he turns 28.

The US Open tweeted: “Happy birthday to our 2020 champion. Wish you were here.”


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