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Emma Raducanu jumps up rankings after storming to Korea Open semi-finals

Can we see Emma Raducanu back in the Top 50 soon?

British tennis player Emma Raducanu has seen her rankings rise recently as she climbs the Women’s Tennis Association rankings by 11 places.

Emma’s most recent appearance in the Korea Open saw her reach her first semi-final of the 2022 season, after winning three matches in a row.

She was forced to end her match against Jelena Ostapenko early due to a left glute injury, but her performance to this point boosted her up the WTA rankings, from 77 to 66.

Emma has played many major competitions this year including the US, French and Australian Opens as well as Wimbledon. The highlight of her career so far has been winning the 2021 US Open, which came as a surprise to many as it was one of her first major competitions.

In the past year the 19-year-old has also faced a number of setbacks, struggling with injuries but in July cracked the top ten for the first time in her career.

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Emma Raducanu struggles with injury

Emma Raducanu

US Open 2021 Winner Emma Raducanu missed out on a place in the Korea Open final as she was forced to retire through injury in her semi-final. Emma Raducanu’s injury woes flared again as she was forced to retire in the final set of her semi-final at the Korea Open.

British number one Raducanu, who was playing in her first semi-final of a regular WTA Tour event, has struggled with various injuries and has retired mid-match on a number of occasions since winning the US Open in 2021.

It was all the more frustrating for Raducanu, given she had been showing glimpses of her best in recent weeks after dismal previous results.

Raducanu had been working towards reaching her first final in a regular WTA Tour event after winning her three previous matches for the first time since the US Open last year. Raducanu had beaten Polish third seed Magda Linette in the quarter-finals to claim three wins in a row for the first time since her US Open victory last year.

The 19-year-old fell at the first hurdle in the defence of her US Open title last month and has slipped to 77th in the world rankings from a career-high of 10th. Winning the Korea Open would have assured her a return to the top 50.

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