Emma Raducanu vs Belinda Bencic LIVE RESULTS: Brit sensation blitzes into US Open semi-final – latest reaction
8th September 2021

EMMA RADUCANU has upset the odds to defeat Switzerland's Belinda Bencic in the US Open quarter-final to reach the final four.

The 18-year-old from Kent dominated Bencic in straight sets at Flushing Meadows.

Raducanu is looking to become the first British female Grand Slam winner since Virginia Wade won Wimbledon in 1977.

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  • Craig Mahood

    MORE HISTORY

    Raducanu becomes the fourth youngest woman in the Open Era to reach this stage of the competition.

     

  • Craig Mahood

    RADUCANU REACTS

    The queen of British tennis spoke after this afternoon's win.

    Playing Belinda she's such a tough opponent in unbelievable form and caught me off guard with how hard she hits the ball. It was really tough for me but I'm so, so happy to have come through

    Emma RaducanuAmazon Prime Video

  • Craig Mahood

    THE WINNING MOMENT

    That look of disbelief and beaming smile we have become accustomed to is back out again.

    Here was Raducanu clinching her quarter-final.

  • Craig Mahood

    STRAIGHT SETS

    Incredibly, she STILL hasn't dropped a set in this tournament.

  • Craig Mahood

    WHAT A SUPERSTAR

    Another incredible showing from the young British star.

    6-3, 6-4 in another emphatic victory.

  • Craig Mahood

    GAME, SET & THE MATCH

    YES YES YES!! SHE'S DONE IT!! THE FAIRYTALE CONTINUES!

    EMMA RADUCANU IS INTO THE US OPEN SEMI FINAL!

  • Craig Mahood

    RADUCANU 6-3 *5-4 BENCIC

    MATCH POINT RADUCANU!!!

    AN ACE TO SET IT UP.

  • Craig Mahood

    RADUCANU 6-3 *5-4 BENCIC

    30-30

    A lovely passing shot as Raducanu sends a winner away.

  • Craig Mahood

    RADUCANU 6-3 *5-4 BENCIC

    15-30

    A reprieve for Raducanu as Bencic overplays in search of a return winner. Well long.

  • Craig Mahood

    RADUCANU 6-3 *5-4 BENCIC

    0-30

    Double fault. Ouch.

     

  • Craig Mahood

    RADUCANU 6-3 *5-4 BENCIC

    0-15

    She is forced into a second serve and is tentative from the baseline in the rally.

    The final forehand finds the root of the net.

  • Craig Mahood

    RADUCANU 6-3 *5-4 BENCIC

    Serving for a spot in the US Open semi final

  • Craig Mahood

    RADUCANU 6-3 *5-4 BENCIC

    This will feel like a long drinks break between games for the Brit.

    She does get up first and has a jog over to collect the balls.

  • Craig Mahood

    RADUCANU 6-3 *5-4 BENCIC

    Raducanu aggressive on the return looking for that crucial point but misses the court.

    Another ace and a good – and imperative – hold.

  • Craig Mahood

    RADUCANU 6-3 5-3* BENCIC

    15-30 and Raducanu back in front as Bencic's wild swing at a backhand sends the ball well wide.

    30-all comes from an ace in the next serve.

  • Craig Mahood

    RADUCANU 6-3 5-3* BENCIC

    More good defensive work but Bencic better on the forehand and Raducanu's last stretch leaves the court open.

    Bencic makes her pay with a backhand down the line.

    15-all.

  • Craig Mahood

    RADUCANU 6-3 5-3* BENCIC

    First point Raducanu after some incredible defensive work before a winner at the net.

    Bencic 0-15 Raducanu

  • Craig Mahood

    RADUCANU 6-3 5-3* BENCIC

    RADUCANU HOLDS AGAIN!

    She makes Bencic go after the return and the first is long for 40-30.

    The next knocked into the net!

    She's a game away….

  • Craig Mahood

    RADUCANU 6-3 *4-3 BENCIC

    Pressure on the Raducanu serve this time as she drops into a 0-30 deficit with a stooping backhand into the net followed by a double fault.

    Rhythm back on serve to move back to a 30-all gift as Bencic's attempt to further the pressure fail with some wild returns.

     

  • Craig Mahood

    RADUCANU 6-3 *4-3 BENCIC

    A fabulous dropshot volley met by a serve and return, backhand winner finds the corner.

    Those offensive tactics paid off at the net for the Olympic champ.

    Raducanu still in the driving seat.

  • Craig Mahood

    RADUCANU 6-3 4-2* BENCIC

    SAVED! DEUCE!

    Excellent passing shot from Bencic at the net as Raducanu's defensive display is strong.

    But the winning forehand is missed by the lunging Raducanu.

  • Craig Mahood

    RADUCANU 6-3 4-2* BENCIC

    BREAK POINT RADUCANU!

  • Craig Mahood

    RADUCANU 6-3 4-2* BENCIC

    30-15 the Bencic lead after more shouting at her corner.

    But the next Raducanu forehand into the feet of the Swiss is scooped well, well wide.

  • Craig Mahood

    RADUCANU 6-3 4-2* BENCIC

    SHE HOLDS!

    A bit of a deflection off the net that goes kindly over and away to consolidate the break.

  • Craig Mahood

    RADUCANU 6-3 *3-2 BENCIC

    An absolutely wicked first serve gets her in control of the first point with a cushioned backhand winner.

    Bencic is having a go at those in her corner at 40-0 down before smashing a huge forehand on the Raducanu second serve to get on the board.

    That shouting clearly worked as she fires a backhand into Raducanu who scoops a shot out and into the net. 40-30.

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