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Emma Raducanu vs Belinda Bencic Tips - Raducanu backed for upset win
- US Open Women’s Singles Quarter-final match set at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Wednesday (17:00 BST)
- The pair have never met on the WTA Tour
- US Open debutante Raducanu has won 15 of her last 17 matches
- Bencic has won 13 of her last 14 matches
Emma Raducanu (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images)
Emma Raducanu faces Belinda Bencic in the US Open quarter-finals on Wednesday.
British qualifier Raducanu is arguably the player of the tournament so far and is tipped to continue her dream run, but it will likely go all the way.
Raducanu - alongside fellow prodigy Leylah Fernandez - has been the story of the women’s draw this year at the US Open.
By thrashing Shelby Rogers 6-2 6-1 in the fourth round, the 18-year-old from London became just the third qualifier in the Open era to reach the quarter-finals of the US Open.
She has lost just 15 games in her four matches so far, progressing through the draw like a seasoned veteran.
Bencic’s gold medal for Switzerland at the Tokyo Olympics took her confidence to new levels.
And though she lost disappointingly to compatriot Jil Teichmann in Cincinnati, she has found her mojo again in New York
Bencic shone in her 7-6(12) 6-3 win in the previous round over Iga Swiatek her most impressive yet.
This is the first ever meeting between Raducanu and Bencic.
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