Emma Radukanu defeated Victoria Azarenka

CINCINNATI MASTERS TENNIS LIVE: Less than 24 hours after her first-round win over 23-time Grand Slam champion Williams, Radukanu is back…

Cincinnati Masters Tennis Live: Less than 24 hours after her first-round win over 23-time Grand Slam champion Williams, Radukanu returned to the court to face another former world No. 1 in Victoria Azarenka and was just as dominant: she dropped just two games in 6 -0, 6- 2 wins that only lasted 62 minutes to reach round 3.Follow Western & Southern Open live updates on InsideSport.IN

Cincinnati Masters tennis live: Emma Raducanu beats Victoria Azarenka in straight sets in second round at Cincinnati Masters

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Azarenka has never won a double bagel in her professional career, and she avoided the threat after losing the first 10 games. Azarenka hasn’t lost a bagel set in 2022, in fact, the last bagel was to Ashley Barty in a 6-0, 6-2 loss in Cincinnati last year.

The win against world No. 22 Azarenka was Radukanu’s first over the top 30 since winning the US Open last summer. After winning the last seven games against Williams on Tuesday night, Radukanu’s blistering form continued early against another big winner from Azarenka.

In less than 30 minutes, he served his second set of bagels of the tournament; Two of his three service games, though, are past deuces in stretches. At 1-0, he saved the only break point he faced in the first set.

Azarenka had a game point in the first game of the second set and Radukanu won 11 points in a row. The Brit surrendered just two points in his first three service games of the second set, but later rallied from 15-40 to win the match. Radukanu next faces US No. 1 Jessica Pegula, seeded No. 7 and world No. 8, who had a much different path to Round 3. After dropping the first set against Ukraine’s Marta Kostyuk in a tiebreak, Pegula cruised. A comeback, 6-7(4), 6-1, 6-2.

Cincinnati Masters tennis live: Emma Raducanu beats Victoria Azarenka in straight sets in second round at Cincinnati Masters

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