Raducanu wins marathon to reach Washington quar-ter-finals

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Reigning US Open champion Emma Raducanu of Britain advanced to the quarter-finals of the ATP and WTA Washington Open, refusing to wilt Thursday after a marathon match in sweltering heat.

The English 19-year-old outlasted Colombia’s Camila Osorio 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (7/4) after two hours and 50 minutes for a gritty victory in the WTA’s longest two-set main draw match of the year.

“It has got to be one of the most physical matches I’ve ever played,” Raducanu said. “It was a pretty monumental effort to really get through that.

“I’m just really pleased and proud of how I dug in when it really mattered. It just gives you a lot of confidence coming through a match like that.—APP

 

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