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Emma Raducanu claims first win since US Open in Romania

Emma Raducanu claims first win since US Open in Romania
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Emma Raducanu defeats Polona Hercog at the Transylvania Open to secure her first win since becoming US Open champion.

Emma Raducanu marched to her first win since the US Open as she overcame Polona Hercog in the first round of the Transylvania Open.

The 18-year-old took part in the Indian Wells Masters earlier this month following her historic Grand Slam win, but after receiving a bye to the second round, she was sent packing by Aliaksandra Sasnovich.

However, Raducanu - whose father is from Bucharest - sought to consign that momentum-killing defeat to history as she defeated Hercog of Slovenia in three sets to move to round two.

Raducanu claimed a 4-6 7-5 6-1 triumph on the night and would proceed to express her pride at playing in her father's homeland during her post-match interview, during which she demonstrated her Romanian language skills.

The Briton is now set to face Ana Bogdan of Romania in Thursday's second-round battle for a spot in the quarter-finals against either Mona Barthel or Marta Kostyuk.

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