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Emma Raducanu reaches US Open semi-final after beating Olympic champion Belinda Bencic 6-3, 6-4

Teenage tennis sensation Emma Raducanu is through to the US Open semi-finals without dropping a set.

The 18-year-old from Bromley beat Olympic champion Belinda Bencic 6-3, 6-4 in the quarter-finals on Wednesday.

Emma Raducanu is through to the semi-finals at the US Open. Picture: Ian Hall
Emma Raducanu is through to the semi-finals at the US Open. Picture: Ian Hall

She'll now face either Karolina Pliskova or Maria Sakkari in the last four in New York.

Speaking straight after her stunning quarter-final win, Raducanu said: "Of course, playing Belinda, she is such a great opponent and is in great form, she hits the ball so hard, I had to adjust and adapt and it was a really tough match.

"I am so happy to come through and thank you so much for all your support.

"I have an absolutely amazing team, Will is keeping me in one piece, and I have a team back home who could not be here - I am sure they are watching, I hope!

"Thank you so much everyone, I wish you could be here with me but everything we have been working for has shown here.

"It was 0-30 in my last couple of service games so to hold was pretty big, it was one point at a time and trying to focus on what I can control - Belinda was going to fight to the end but I am really pleased to come through that.

"To have so many young players here doing so well shows how strong the next generation is - everyone is on their trajectory, so I am just here doing what I can control and it is my own journey."

Raducanu will become British number one - overtaking Johanna Konta and Heather Watson - and will break into the top 80 players in the world, having started the US Open by having to qualify and sitting 150th in the rankings.

She is the youngest British woman to reach the semi-finals of a Grand Slam since Sue Barker in 1975.

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