• Emma Raducanu [17/WC] v Aliaksandra Sasnovich
  • H2H: First Meeting
PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, USA – Emma Raducanu will take to the court for the first time since her storming run to the US Open title.


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Emma Raducanu [17] v Aliaksandra Sasnovich | H2H: First Meeting

All eyes will be on the latest Slam champion on the block as Emma Raducanu returns to tour life and takes on Aliaksandra Sasnovich.


H2H & Match Fundamentals

Emma Raducanu [17/WC] v Aliaksandra Sasnovich H2H: First Meeting
WTA Indian Wells Palm Springs, USA
Hard (O) Prize Money: $29,045
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Tale of the Tape – Key Stats (2021 – Hard)

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H2H: Emma Raducanu (WR 22) Aliaksandra Sasnovich (WR 100)
Tournament Previous Best Debut R3 (2018)
1st Serve Return Points Won % 45.0 38.6
Return Points Won % 49.6 46.0
Break Point Conversion % 40.2 45.9
Break Points Saved % 61.5 54.1
Total Points Won % 55.4 51.0

One thing that stood out throughout the main draw rounds of the US Open as she progressed, Raducanu’s stats given how few tour-level and hard court matches she had played set her right up there with her opponent. Not surprisingly, this is the same case here except for just one element – converting break points.


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Playing Styles & Prediction

Raducanu will be under insane media scrutiny as she takes the court once more, but she still has a fair bit of currency on her side. For a start she will gave no expectations of playing here – and will be facing a player whose hard court form has tailed off a bit since the start of this swing.

But Sasnovich has been out there on the circuit for a few weeks and has a little momentum coming into this match. Raducanu has a well balanced game and more importantly a head for the occasion. Still, sje would be inhuman if there were not a few nerves as she takes to the court again.

Prediction: Raducanu in three sets.


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