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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
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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.

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Emma Raducanu 2-6 0-1 Marta Kostyuk*

Raducanu follows a decent serve with a forehand into the net. 0-15.

Another good serve, this time out wide, and an inside-out forehand put pressure on Kostyuk... but the Ukrainian shows good defence and Raducanu hits long! 0-30.

Another double-fault from the Briton. 0-40.

And one more! Raducanu is broken to love!

Alex Pattle29 October 2021 18:08
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Emma Raducanu* 2-6 Marta Kostyuk

An ace from Kostyuk to start this crucial game. 15-0.

Aggressive play from Raducanu, though, as she steps in on a forehand winner into the corner. 15-15.

Kostyuk displays some aggression of her own, however, to move into a 40-15 lead.

A defensive forehand slice strangely catches out Raducanu, and that’s the set!

Raducanu 2-6 Kostyuk.

Alex Pattle29 October 2021 18:05
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Emma Raducanu 2-5 Marta Kostyuk*

Raducanu pushes a groundstroke long and it’s 15-30.

Good composure from the Briton, though, and a tricky kick serve makes her opponent miss. 30-30.

That composure soon deserts Raducanu, however, as she double-faults then smashes a forehand low into the net to surrender another service game!

She’s down a double break and Kostyuk will serve for the opening set...

Alex Pattle29 October 2021 18:01
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Emma Raducanu* 2-4 Marta Kostyuk

Kostyuk cruises to 30-0 but then shouts in frustration as she lets Raducanu back in for 30-30.

A terrific return on the Ukrainian’s second serve, and the Briton is 30-40 up...

Break point saved by Kostyuk with a big serve!

Raducanu then wilts after a few powerful groundstrokes, finding the net.

Kostyuk converts her advantage in a strange point that involves a net cord and the players running all over the place and finding unique angles.

Alex Pattle29 October 2021 17:58
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Emma Raducanu 2-3 Marta Kostyuk*

Big serve down the T at 15-15, and Raducanu moves to 30-15.

Two more fine serves from the Briton, the latter again down the T, and Kostyuk has no response.

A solid hold for Raducanu.

Alex Pattle29 October 2021 17:52
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Emma Raducanu* 1-3 Marta Kostyuk

Raducanu edges into a 0-15 lead but misses off both sides to go 30-15 down.

Powerful hitting off both wings on the next point, though, and the Briton steps in on a backhand winner. 30-30.

Raducanu is then pushed back, however, and Kostyuk fires a forehand winner down the line. “Come on!” she shouts. 40-30.

Again Raducanu steps forward, a big forehand proving too much for a stretching Kostyuk. 40-40.

Tremendous hitting from both women. First, Kostyuk sends a forehand winner down the line, then Raducanu forces a tough angle off her backhand and the Ukrainian misses.

Kostyuk regains advantage then scorches a backhand down the line to hold.

Alex Pattle29 October 2021 17:50
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Emma Raducanu* 1-3 Marta Kostyuk

Raducanu edges into a 0-15 lead but misses off both sides to go 30-15 down.

Powerful hitting off both wings on the next point, though, and the Briton steps in on a backhand winner. 30-30.

Raducanu is then pushed back, however, and Kostyuk fires a forehand winner down the line. “Come on!” she shouts. 40-30.

Again Raducanu steps forward, a big forehand proving too much for a stretching Kostyuk. 40-40.

Tremendous hitting from both women. First, Kostyuk sends a forehand winner down the line, then Raducanu forces a tough angle off her backhand and the Ukrainian misses.

Kostyuk regains advantage then scorches a backhand down the line to hold.

Alex Pattle29 October 2021 17:50
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Emma Raducanu 1-2 Marta Kostyuk*

A perfect response from Raducanu, who gets on the scoreboard with a hold to love!

Alex Pattle29 October 2021 17:43
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Emma Raducanu* 0-2 Marta Kostyuk

Kostyuk eases into a 30-0 lead but hits her own double-fault. 30-15.

Raducanu skids a forehand long as she looks for the corner and it’s 40-15.

Another Raducanu forehand goes long and Kostyuk secures a reasonably comfortable hold of serve.

Alex Pattle29 October 2021 17:41
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Emma Raducanu 0-1 Marta Kostyuk*

Kostyuk gains advantage and another double-fault from Raducanu sees her serve broken!

From 40-15 up, that’s disappointing for the 18-year-old.

Alex Pattle29 October 2021 17:39

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