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Emma Raducanu vs Iga Swiatek LIVE: Updates and result from Tennis Grand Prix quarter-finals in Stuttgart

The 21-year-old Brit has returned to form but now faces the world No1 in the last eight of the Porsche Grand Prix

Karl Matchett
Saturday 20 April 2024 12:43 BST
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Emma Raducanu’s progress in the Stuttgart Open was halted in straight sets by world number one Iga Swiatek. The Polish four-time grand slam champion, in her 100th week on top of the ATP world rankings, prevailed 7-6 (2) 6-3 to set up a semi-final showdown with Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina.

It was, however, an encouraging quarter-final performance from Raducanu, who has slipped to 303 in the world rankings after a torrid 2023.

Raducanu came in to the contest on a high after winning four matches in a row for the first time since her US Open title in 2021 and raised confidence levels were reflected in the opening exchanges.

“For sure it was an intense match so I’m glad I matched that for two hours,” said Swiatek. “Today a lot of break points didn’t convert but I’m glad I finished with a better second set than first. It was difficult for sure.

“Tennis is hard if you want to stay consistently on the top - I hope [Raducanu will] be able to do it because she has the game, but it’s not easy for sure.”

Follow the match in our live blog below and see our latest odds and tips across all sporting events here.

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Gauff vs Kostyuk will not start between 6:30pm, it has been confirmed - though of course that one will depend on this match and how long it goes on for.

We’ve had two lengthy quarter-final encounters already.

Karl Matchett19 April 2024 16:23
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The pair begin their final warmup, hitting long balls to each other for a few minutes.

Elena Rybakina awaits in the semi-final on this side of the draw for whoever emerges triumphant.

Karl Matchett19 April 2024 16:19
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OK, our stars are on court. Raducanu emerges first with a young mascot, followed by the world No.1 wearing headphones. A wave to the crowd from each and they met at the net in the centre of the court.

Raducanu opts for tails at the coin toss and opts to receive first - we’re about ready to get underway.

Karl Matchett19 April 2024 16:18
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Porsche Tennis Grand Prix quarter-finals:

Rybakina bt Paolini

Vondrousova bt Sabalenka

Raducanu vs Swiatek - next

Kostyuk vs Gauff - later.

Full coverage of Emma Raducanu vs Iga Swiatek is coming up shortly in Stuttgart.

Karl Matchett19 April 2024 16:11
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Sabalenka’s turn to produce a big response and she picks up a couple of early points following a great return down the line. Vondrousova’s second serve is big enough to force Sabalenka wide and hit out for 30-30 and the tension continues to rise.

The Czech forces match point and serves another hard-hitting delivery - Sabalenka puts it back into the net and that’s the match!

Voudrousova wins 3-6 6-3 7-5 and heads into the semi-finals.

Karl Matchett19 April 2024 16:06
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And indeed she wraps it up with another big hit that Sabalenka cannot quite control the return on and it’s 5-5.

No nerves on show and Vondrousova follows that up with a powerful riposte of her own to break Sabalenka - she’ll now serve for the third set and the match.

Karl Matchett19 April 2024 16:01
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Vondrousova now serving to stay in the match, Sabalenka 5-4 up.

It’s 40-30 in the current game after a couple of very big serves from the Czech.

Karl Matchett19 April 2024 15:58
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This match-up between Raducanu and Swiatek was due to start from 4pm - naturally, it’ll be delayed according to when the currently ongoing match finishes up.

Vondrousova has broken Sabalenka and is now serving to go 5-3 up in the third set.

Karl Matchett19 April 2024 15:49
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Earlier today, two matches have been taking place in the Porsche Grand Prix, with one semi-finalist already known and a second on the way shortly.

Elena Rybakina beat Jasmine Paolini 6-3 5-7 6-3 in the first encounter, and she’ll be facing the winner of Raducanu and Swiatek in the semis.

Right now, Marketa Vondrousova and Aryna Sabalenka are locked in a battle in the other quarter-final and it’s one set apiece...and 3-3 in the deciding set.

Later this evening, Marta Kostyuk plays Coco Gauff in the last of the last-eight clashes - the winner plays Vondrousova or Sabalenka.

Karl Matchett19 April 2024 15:42
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The Stuttgart Open is being shown live on Sky Sports Tennis. If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.

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