Raducanu* 6-1 4-3 Sakkari
Emma is talking to herself, keeping calm and in control as she prepares for the first of three break points at 0-40.
Sakkari does well to save the first after great defence then a huge ace and then…
OH MY WORD WHAT A RALLY!
Sensational stuff from both players with drop shots, lobs, smashes and drive volleys which Sakkari eventually wins for deuce.
But Raducanu is back in the zone with a forehand return to set up another break point… but Sakkari saves a fourth!
At deuce, Raducanu goes just wide with a forehand up the line but it’s back to deuce thanks to a vintage backhand return as the clock for this game goes beyond seven minutes.
Sakkari nets down the middle of the court for break point No5 – but a 99mph second serve and a neat backhand volley level things up.
Two back-to-back service winners see the game out for Sakkari and she remains within touching distance.
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