Emma Raducanu vs Marta Kostyuk LIVE: Tennis match result and reaction from Transylvania Open

Follow all the fallout from the quarter-final meeting in Romania

Alex Pattle
Friday 29 October 2021 19:13
Emma Raducanu Asks For Patience

Emma Raducanu is out of the Transylvania Open after suffering a straight-sets defeat by Marta Kostyuk.

With a semi-final against former world No1 Simona Halep on the line, Raducanu could not replicate the composure she showed while en route to lifting the US Open trophy last month. The 18-year-old hit 41 unforced errors in a shaky performance against her Ukrainian opponent on Friday, winning just 52 per cent of points on her first serve and mustering just one break point – which she failed to convert – in the 6-2 6-1 loss. In stark contrast, 19-year-old Kostyuk put produced a consistent, solid showing over the course of exactly 60 minutes, breaking the British No1 twice in the first set and three times in the second to move into the last eight – despite Raducanu saving three match points in the final game.

While Kostyuk takes on two-time Grand Slam champion Halep – who is competing on home soil – in the semi-finals, second seed Anett Kontaveit faces Sweden’s Rebeca Peterson on the other side of the draw. Raducanu, whose father is Romanian, is expected to remain in the country to visit family in Bucharest in the coming days.

Re-live Emma Raducanu’s quarter-final loss to Marta Kostyuk, below.


Emma Raducanu 2-6 1-6 Marta Kostyuk

Read our full match report here:

Emma Raducanu bows out of Transylvania Open with error-strewn loss

The British No1 suffered a 6-2 6-1 quarter-final defeat by her fellow teenager

Alex Pattle29 October 2021 19:04

Emma Raducanu 2-6 1-6 Marta Kostyuk

Raducanu with a decent serve but a hurried follow-up forehand. 40-40.

Another miss from Raducanu after Kostyuk’s return of serve clips the baseline. 40-Ad.

A wild backhand from Raducanu sails wide! Kostyuk wins 6-2 6-1!

Alex Pattle29 October 2021 18:31

Emma Raducanu* 2-6 1-5 Marta Kostyuk

Sublime forehand volley under pressure and Raducanu moves to Ad-40.

A deep return of serve from Kostyuk makes Raducanu miss on the backhand, though. 40-40.

Huge groundstrokes off both wings from Raducanu, then a clever drop shot. Ad-40.

Meeker hitting on the next point as Kostyuk punishes the Briton’s second serve. 40-40 again.

A better serve here. Ad-40.

Alex Pattle29 October 2021 18:30

Emma Raducanu* 2-6 1-5 Marta Kostyuk

Raducanu has all the court to aim for after some good work, but slings a forehand wide of the line...

This time she finds it, however! Another match point saved. 40-40.

Some clever takes at the net from the Briton now, before an unforced error. 40-Ad.

A huge forehand into the corner by Raducanu! A third match point saved. 40-40.

Alex Pattle29 October 2021 18:28

Emma Raducanu* 2-6 1-5 Marta Kostyuk

Fearsome hitting from Raducanu and she slams away a forehand at the net, before moving to 30-0 with another winner.

She narrowly misses a forehand and it’s 30-15. Another miss, this time a backhand into the net. 30-30.

A fine drop shot, however, makes Kostyuk miss at the net. 40-30.

A backhand is sent long by Raducanu. 40-40.

She pushes Kostyuk out wide with a serve but misses the subsequent forehand. 40-Ad. Match point...

Raducanu saves it, though! She steps into the net and smashes away a backhand winner. 40-40.

Alex Pattle29 October 2021 18:26

Emma Raducanu* 2-6 1-5 Marta Kostyuk

Kostyuk hits her own double-fault. 0-15.

Raducanu looks for the corner on a forehand down the line but goes long. 15-15.

Good pressure from the Briton here, though, and she sets herself up for an easy backhand put-away at the net. 15-30.

Kostyuk follows suit, however! 30-30.

Terrific hitting from Raducanu, but Kostyuk’s defence is just too good and eventually the teenager misses. 40-30.

A strong serve seals the hold for Kostyuk. She’s one game away from the semi-finals.

Alex Pattle29 October 2021 18:22

Emma Raducanu 2-6 1-4 Marta Kostyuk*

Kostyuk just catches the baseline with a rapid return of serve, which Raducanu wrongly elects to leave. 0-15.

The Ukrainian then hits a backhand narrowly wide, though. 15-15.

Kostyuk powers a series of backhands down the court to push Raducanu further and further back, with the Briton eventually recovering ground but firing a ground shot long. 15-40.

Kostyuk earns break point, and Raducanu’s serve deserts her again! Another double-fault hands Kostyuk the break.

Alex Pattle29 October 2021 18:19

Emma Raducanu* 2-6 1-3 Marta Kostyuk

Kostyuk’s serve is doing wonders for her. Raducanu just can’t put a dent in it right now. An easy hold for the Ukrainian.

Alex Pattle29 October 2021 18:16

Emma Raducanu 2-6 1-2 Marta Kostyuk*

Raducanu frames a backhand down into the court. 0-15.

The confidence is flowing for Kostyuk, who moves Raducanu around the court well, but the Briton hits a lovely forehand winner down the line. 15-15.

A huge backhand into the corner is too much for Kostyuk. 30-15.

This is much better from the 18-year-old! She forces her opponent back with a deep serve, then slams away a forehand at the net.

Then, Raducanu hits a terrific forehand winner into the corner. An important hold to stem the tide a bit.

Alex Pattle29 October 2021 18:13

Emma Raducanu* 2-6 0-2 Marta Kostyuk

Kostyuk smells blood. She’s hitting big here as she looks to kick Raducanu while the teenager is down.

The No6 seed holds serve to 15.

Alex Pattle29 October 2021 18:10

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