The US Open champion Emma Raducanu cruised into the quarterfinals at the Transylvania Open 2021 following a straight-set(6-3, 6-4) win over host Ana Bogdan. However, the 18-year-old was delighted because of her father and his support.
Emma’s father Ion Raducanu is from Bucharest, Romania. He is not usually travelling with his daughter for competing at the tournaments. But, he surprisingly arrived in Cluj Napoca and has been supporting his daughter from the stand since the beginning of the indoor hardcourt event.
“It means a lot that my father is here, in his country. Normally he doesn’t travel with me, but because it’s about Romania he had to come, definitely. He wouldn’t have missed the opportunity,” Raducanu said in the post-match interview. (Quotes Have Been Translated Into English Via Google Translator)
Brit added, “It’s great to have him with me, he hasn’t been to New York, and now he can experience the joy of success. We all feel very comfortable and welcome here.”
“Playing With Simona Would Be Great For Me”, says Emma Raducanu
In the quarterfinals, Emma Raducanu faces Ukrainian Marta Kostyuk.
Whether Raducanu outlasts Kostyuk, she might have to lock horns with Simona Halep for a championship match spot at the Transylvania Open 2021.
Speaking about facing Simona Halep, Emma explained, “I have a very difficult match with Marta tomorrow. Playing with Simona would be great for me, it would be a real test to see what level I am at, with a real champion. She is one of my idols ”
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