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Emma Raducanu vs Belinda Bencic LIVE: US Open tennis score and result from quarter-final match

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British teenager Emma Raducanu produced a remarkable performance to beat Olympic champion Belinda Bencic 6-3 6-4 today to reach the US Open semi-finals, continuing her fairytale run in New York. 

Raducanu, 18, had dispatched all of her opponents in straight sets en route to the last eight, and it was no different in what was supposed to be her toughest challenge yet – against Swiss 11th seed Bencic, who was fresh from gold medal glory in Tokyo and had also steamrollered her way to the quarters, beating Polish sensation and French Open champion Iga Swiatek in the previous round.

Raducanu and Bencic had never met before ahead of today’s clash in Arthur Ashe Stadium, but what promised to be an intriguing encounter between two in-form players gave way to a largely one-sided victory for the Briton. After seeing her serve broken by Bencic in the opening game, Raducanu was almost flawless as she stormed to victory and a spot in the final four. Next up for the teenager will be a meeting with either Greece’s Maria Sakkari or fourth seed Karolina Pliskova, who reached the Wimbledon final this summer.

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Briton stays composed to take second set 6-4 and reach semi-finals

 Emma Raducanu through to US Open semi-finals
19:16 , Jamie BraidwoodFull report from New York as Emma Raducanu extended her stunning progress at the US Open by beating Belinda Bencic 6-3 6-4 to reach the semi-finals. The 18-year-old became the first qualifier in US Open history to reach the last four with another outstanding display against the reigning Olympic champion.Raducanu, ranked 361st in the world when she burst on to the scene at Wimbledon earlier this summer, broke 11th seed Bencic once in the first set and twice in the second and made few unforced errors.More here: Emma Raducanu storms into US Open semi-finals after beating Belinda Bencic

 Emma Raducanu through to US Open semi-finals
19:06 , Jamie BraidwoodMartina Navratilova’s praise of Emma Raducanu is glowing, as the 18-time Grand Slam champion reacts to her win on Amazon Prime. “She’s growing in stature with every match. All the pressure is on her and she is getting better with every round,” she says. Navratilova is a big fan of Raducanu and has already said that it is a matter of “when not if” she wins her first Grand Slam title. That is high praise. 

 Emma Raducanu through to US Open semi-finals
19:02 , Jamie BraidwoodEmma Raducanu is the youngest British woman to reach a Grand Slam semi-final in 46 years, and is now one match away from becoming the first British woman to reach a Grand Slam final since Virginia Wade in 1977. Jo Durie was the last British woman to reach a US Open semi-final. That was in 1983. 

 Emma Raducanu through to US Open semi-finals
18:57 , Jamie BraidwoodEmma Raducanu will now play either fourth-seed Karolina Pliskova or Maria Sakkari in the US Open semi-finals, and I still can’t believe we are saying that. Pliskova reached the Wimbledon final this year and is also a former US Open finalist and would be favourite to advance, although there have been plenty of shocks so far in New York so nothing is guaranteed. In the other half of the draw, the 19-year-old Canadian Leylah Fernandes plays second seed Aryna Sabalenka. 

 Emma Raducanu through to US Open semi-finals
18:51 , Jamie BraidwoodThe way Raducanu held serve down the stretch, at 0-30 at both 4-3 and 5-4, was mightily impressive. One of just a number of highlights from the 18-year-old. She hit 23 winners to 12 unforced errors, and hardly put a foot wrong in the second set. There were six aces, her most in any match so far in New York, and she won a remarkable 57 per cent of points on Bencic’s second serve, continuing her impressive returning game. 

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 Emma Raducanu through to US Open semi-finals
18:44 , Jamie BraidwoodThe moment the match was won. Emma Raducanu, a qualifier, at 18 years of age, is through to the US Open semi-finals on just her second Grand Slam appearance. She has still only dropped 22 games, no more than four in a set, and has yet to lose a set in New York! 

 Emma Raducanu through to US Open semi-finals
18:42 , Jamie BraidwoodEmma Raducanu cannot believe this. “Belinda is an unbelievable opponent - her ball speed caught me off guard but I’m so glad to have got through it,” Raducanu beams, as she begins her courtside interview. “I’ve got an amazing team here with me and at home. Thank you so much everyone. Everything that we’ve been working on has shown here, so thank you so much.“I was 0-30 in my last couple of service games, so to hold was so big. I just focussed on what I could control, getting my first serves in. Belinda fights until the end. “To have so many young players here doing so well just shows how strong the next generation is. Leylah [Fernandez] is so nice, she was handing out cupcakes the other day for her 19th birthday. But everyone is on their own trajectory.”

 EMMA RADUCANU THROUGH TO US OPEN SEMI-FINAL: Raducanu 6-3, 6-4 Bencic
18:37 , Jamie BraidwoodHow’s your nerve, Emma Raducanu? She comes under pressure on the opening point and looked to be hanging on until a forehand hits the net. A double fault then brings up 0-30. Now this is pressure. Bencic goes big on Raducanu’s serve but hits the forehand long - that’s a gift. Bencic then hits a short return and Raducanu doesn’t pass up the opportunity to hit the forehand winner. Wow, an ace out wide from Raducanu brings up match point. A backhand from the 18-year-old then clips the line, just, and Raducanu then takes over the point to pile the pressure on Bencic, who nets! Raducanu is through to the US Open semi-finals! Unbelievable! 

 *Raducanu 6-3, 5-4 Bencic
18:31 , Jamie BraidwoodRaducanu takes the first point of Bencic’s service game as she outlasts the Swiss on a lengthy rally, and looks to be doing the same in the second point before Bencic hits a winner off a forehand volley. A loose backhand from Bencic as Raducanu upped the pace brings up 15-30, but Bencic goes bold on the second serve and is rewarded as she hits a powerful shot out wide. At 30-30, Raducanu has a look at a backhand winner down the line but she finds the net, and Bencic seals the hold with an ace. Emma Raducanu will now serve for a place in the US Open semi-finals. 

 Raducanu 6-3, 5-3 Bencic*
18:27 , Jamie BraidwoodThese are huge moments for Raducanu now. She drops the opening point of her service game as she hits a forehand low into the net before her first double fault of the match brings up a pressure situation at 0-30. An unforced error from Bencic that drifts long of the baseline is a gift, before the Swiss finds the net with another error as she slams her racket in frustration. Bencic then hits two further shots into the net, as Raducanu claims the vital hold. Bencic threw that one away, though. 

 *Raducanu 6-3, 4-3 Bencic
18:23 , Jamie BraidwoodTwo big serves from Bencic gets her out of a slight hole to move to 30-15 but she then sends a forehand out wide to bring up 30-30. Goodness - another double fault from Bencic, at another crucial point in the match, gives Raducanu a break-point chance. The Olympic champion gets out of trouble with a succession of well-placed volleys at the net, before a forehand volley winner earns the hold. A strong response from the 24-year-old. 

 Raducanu 6-3, 4-2 Bencic*
18:19 , Jamie BraidwoodBencic clips the net cord with a backhand before Raducanu dispatches the backhand volley to take the first point of her service game - before she hits her fifth ace of the match to bring up 30-0. Bencic goes long with her return on the next point before she again attacks the Raducanu second serve with a clean forehand winner. Raducanu then hits the net following another imposing shot from Bencic to bring up a slight pressure point at 40-30. Bencic again goes for the winner on the Raducanu second serve. She again clips the net cord but this time it drifts wide. Raducanu holds and is now two games away from the US Open semi-final. 

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 Raducanu breaks! *Raducanu 6-3, 3-2 Bencic
18:14 , Jamie BraidwoodBrilliant from Raducanu - she extends the rally on the first two points of Bencic’s service game and comes out on top of both occasions as her opponent hits the net. Bencic hits another clean winner on the backhand side - before Raducanu attacks the second serve of Bencic with a first-time winner to bring up two break points!Bencic goes long with the first serve, and then hits the net with her second! What a moment, and what a costly double fault, that could be. Raducanu is a break up!

 Raducanu 6-3, 2-2 Bencic*
18:10 , Jamie BraidwoodA good first serve from Raducanu and a miss from Bencic brings up 30-0 on the teenager’s serve. The 11th seed hits back with a crosscourt winner, before she sends Raducanu the wrong way as she aims another winner down the line. Under pressure at 30-30, Raducanu responds with an ace out wide that just clipped the line - and a further miss from Bencic seals the hold. 

 *Raducanu 6-3, 1-2 Bencic
18:06 , Jamie BraidwoodBig serving from Bencic, with three unreturnable first serves, seals the comfortable hold to love. That’s the most straightforward service game we’ve had for some time. 

 Raducanu 6-3, 1-1 Bencic*
18:03 , Jamie BraidwoodA booming forehand from Raducanu drifts long before Bencic comes out on top and she changes the angle of her groundstrokes and forces Raducanu into the error to move to 15-30. Bencic then attacks Raducanu’s second serve and the 18-year-old was on the back foot when she hit the net with a low backhand to bring up to break points. Raducanu saves the first with a superb backhand winner down the line with another one-two punch, and then clips the baseline with another winner, this time on the forehand side to bring up deuce. Bencic again goes after Raducanu’s second serve and hits a clean backhand winner on the return, but Raducanu saves break point again as she finds the first serve and Bencic nets. But that’s quality from Raducanu. She switches up her wide serve by following it up with a crosscourt winner, before she gets the better of the point to clinch what could be a vital hold. She saved three break points there. 

 *Raducanu 6-3, 0-1 Bencic
17:57 , Jamie BraidwoodAn early double fault from Bencic highlights the struggles the Swiss is having with her serve in this quarter-final. Raducanu is having a lot of joy on Bencic’s second serve and moves to 15-30, and has an opportunity on the next point but Bencic closes the door with an important backhadn winner up the line. Bencic then hits another winner before a first-serve seals the hold. That could be big, Bencic was under pressure there. *denotes next server

 Raducanu 6-3 Bencic*
17:53 , Jamie BraidwoodWow, what a response from Raducanu. Bencic flew out of the gates and put Raducanu under pressure as she took an early 2-0 lead. But Raducanu was by far the better player over the next seven games - with the 18-year-old winning six as she displayed an impressive array of groundstrokes to make a number of winners. Bencic was winning all of the lengthy rallies in the opening two games but Raducanu has looked superior when the points go the distance. Can she keep this up? 

 First set to Raducanu! Raducanu 6-3 Bencic*
17:50 , Jamie BraidwoodNow serving for the set, Raducanu opens with an ace - before a forehand drifts wide. A lovely, clipped forehand winner out wide moves her to 30-15, and another winner from Raducanu brings up two set points. She makes the first serve and Bencic can’t keep her return in the court. It drifts long and Raducanu takes the opening set 6-3! 

 Raducanu breaks! *Raducanu 5-3 Bencic
17:47 , Jamie BraidwoodGreat from Raducanu. She comes out on top in the latest lengthy rally, with a smart shot into the open space down the line. But Bencic hits back with her finest shot of the match so far, a backhand winner across court, before another strong groundstroke forces Raducanu into the miss. Bencic hits the net to bring up 30-30 after some good depth from Raducanu - before Bencic makes a double fault at the crucial moment to bring up another break point. Bencic chooses an important moment to make a first serve, which Raducanu is unable to return - but Raducanu then plays her best point of the match to set up another break point opportunity! Raducanu moved Bencic around the court before hitting the winner down the line - that was so good. And then Raducanu breaks! She hits another winner down the line and will now serve for the opening set! 

 Raducanu 4-3 Bencic*
17:41 , Jamie BraidwoodThe longest rally of the match goes Bencic’s way as the Swiss moves to 0-30. Raducanu faces a pressure second serve but clips the line with an excellent serve out wide, which forces Bencic into the miss. Bencic then misses an opportunity on the next second serve as she hits her return into the net. Raducanu lets out a small roar as she hits a brilliant crosscourt backhand winner following a serve out wide - a good example of Raducanu looking to finish off points early. And the teenager completes the turnaround as Bencic hits the net with a backhand - Raducanu holds and has settled nicely in this quarter-final. 

 Raducanu breaks! *Raducanu 3-3 Bencic
17:37 , Jamie BraidwoodBrilliant. Raducanu snaps up a Bencic second serve to send her opponent out wide and take control of the point, before firing a winner down the line. Raducanu takes aim at another second serve in the next point but finds the net with her backhand - but the 18-year-old fares better with the next point as she forces Bencic into the error to move to 15-30. Another shot from Bencic goes long, this time after an extended rally, brings up the break point - that was the first lengthy rally the Brit has won. Bencic saves the break point after Raducanu goes on the attack but misses - before a double fault from Bencic breaks up the second opportunity. And Raducanu takes it! Bencic makes the error and Raducanu is level! 

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(AFP via Getty Images)

 Raducanu 2-3 Bencic*
17:31 , Jamie BraidwoodAn ace down the T sees Raducanu take an early 30-0 lead in her next service game, and that lead grows as Bencic sends a shot drift wide. A further loose shot from Bencic earns Raducanu the hold to love. That was her best game so far. 

 *Raducanu 1-3 Bencic
17:29 , Jamie BraidwoodBencic is quickly establishing control of the rallies when her first-serve lands. Raducanu hits a shot into the net before and is a bit too aggressive on the next couple of points, with two aggressive shots missing out wide. It looks like Raducanu is trying to shorten the points as much as possible, but her aggressive shots aren’t finding the target at the moment as Bencic holds to love. 

 Raducanu 1-2 Bencic*
17:25 , Jamie BraidwoodRaducanu makes a couple of first serves to establish control in her next service game, with a smart crosscourt backhand clipping the line as she takes a 40-0 lead. Bencic hits back with an impressive backhand down the line after Raducanu had advanced into the net, before she hits another winner to move to 30-40. But after missing her first serve, Raducanu finds the target with her second and holds after a Bencic backhand drifts wide. Raducanu is on the board. 

 *Raducanu 0-2 Bencic
17:21 , Jamie BraidwoodRaducanu hits her first winner of the match with a forehand down the line to move to 15-15 in Bencic’s first service game. That should settle some nerves. Bencic is having joy in the opening exchanges however, and Raducanu puts another couple of groundstrokes into the net as the Swiss holds comfortably. Remember that Raducanu was 0-2 down against Shelby Rogers in the previous round before storming back to win the opening set. 

 Bencic breaks: Raducanu 0-1 Bencic*
17:16 , Jamie BraidwoodRaducanu opens her first service game with two errors, with one forehand and one backhand drifting wide. Bencic is aggressive on Raducanu's serve and the 18-year-old hits a shot low into the net under pressure to give the Swiss three early break points. A second-serve ace from Raducanu saves the first, but Bencic prevails in the next rally as Raducanu hits the net as the world number 12 takes the opening break. *denotes next server

 Raducanu vs Bencic
17:12 , Jamie BraidwoodOne half of the court on Arthur Ashe is in the shade while the other is bathed in the hot, midday sunlight. It could add an extra element to the match to begin with. Certainly, serving against the sun could be difficult. Here we go! Raducanu will serve to start this quarter-final. 

 Raducanu vs Bencic
17:07 , Jamie BraidwoodHere come the players! Emma Raducanu is introduced onto Arthur Ashe and is given a warm welcome as she makes her way onto the sun-soaked court. This is the first match of the day in New York and the fans in the stadium are looking sparse at the moment - but it should fill up quite quickly once the action gets underway. 

 Raducanu vs Bencic
17:02 , Jamie BraidwoodAndy Murray is asked what advice he would give to Emma Raducanu ahead of the biggest match of her career so far. “A lot of people would say to [Emma], just go out and enjoy it - but that is really difficult,” Murray says. “She needs to be prepared for nerves or if she comes up against any adversity. She hasn’t had to deal with being broken yet. “You can’t always dictate how these matches go but you can control your effort. Her team will have spoken to her about giving it everything out there.”

 Raducanu vs Bencic
16:53 , Jamie BraidwoodAndy Murray, speaking to Amazon Prime, looks ahead to Emma Raducanu’s quarter-final against Belinda Bencic at the US Open. “I think what [Raducanu] has done so far has been incredible - the ease of her wins has surprised everyone,” Murray said. “It’s an opportunity for her today. Bencic will have a lot of confidence coming off the Olympics but her results before then this season have not been impressive, particularly in the Grand Slams. “It’s a tough match because she has confidence, but Bencic is beatable if Raducanu plays as well as she has done so far.”

 Raducanu vs Bencic
16:49 , Jamie BraidwoodAfter making her breakthrough at Wimbledon nine weeks ago, Emma Raducanu gained further experience of life on the professional tour as she entered several competitions in the US. The 18-year-old says she is becoming accustomed to the physical demands of Grand Slam matches, which has helped her grow in confidence throughout her debut appearance at the US Open. “I think I’m playing better tennis here than at Wimbledon,” Raducanu has said. “Of course, being on the hard courts, they’re less forgiving than grass. But I think with the amount of matches I have played and the experience that I have accumulated in the last four, five weeks, my game is just getting better with each match.”

 Raducanu vs Bencic
16:42 , Jamie BraidwoodWhile this is also a meeting of the two remaining players in the women’s draw who are yet to drop a set, today’s quarter-final is also set to be a battle between serve and return. Coming into the contest, Emma Raducanu has the highest return point percentage (55 per cent) of any player in the field, while Belinda Bencic’s win percentage of points on serve (73 per cent) is the second highest of all 128 players who entered the draw. Raducanu has won more points against a first serve than any other player - which will be tested as Bencic has made 82 per cent of her first serves so far this tournament. Only two other player have a higher rate. 

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(AFP via Getty Images)

 Raducanu vs Bencic
16:30 , Jamie BraidwoodOlympic champion Belinda Bencic won the biggest title of her career when the 24-year-old captured singles gold in Tokyo. The Swiss, who is coached by her father, reached the semi-finals of the US Open in 2019, in what remains her best performance at a Grand Slam. Bencic is a similar player to Raducanu in that they look to be aggressive when returning serve. “She has a lot of experience on the tour,” Raducanu said of Bencic. “She’s in great form, having won Olympic gold. I’m also feeling good about my game, also confident with the amount of matches I’ve played. I feel like I’m building with each one. “It will be an extremely difficult match. I know if I’m going to have a chance, I’m going to have to play some really good tennis.”

 Raducanu vs Bencic
16:19 , Jamie BraidwoodIn dropping just 15 games in reaching this stage, Emma Raducanu has emulated the great Serena Williams with her run to the US Open quarter-finals. Raducanu has dropped fewer games in her first four rounds than any player since Williams in 2013, when the 23-time Grand Slam winner dropped just 13 games as she reached that stage. Here’s Raducanu’s journey to the last eight so far: 1st round: 6-2 6-3 vs Stefanie Voegele 2nd round: 6-2 6-4 vs Shuai Zhang3rd round: 6-0 6-1 vs Sara Sorribes Tormo4th round: 6-2 6-1 vs Shelby Rogers 

 Raducanu vs Bencic
16:10 , Jamie BraidwoodEmma Raducanu is set for the biggest test of her young career as she takes on world number 12 Belinda Bencic. The 18-year-old has already taken out the world number 41 Sara Sorribes Tormo, number 43 Shelby Rogers and number 49 Shuai Zhang in reaching the quarter-finals in New York. At Wimbledon, Raducanu’s biggest win was against world number 39 and former French Open finalist Marketa Vondrousova. 

 Raducanu vs Bencic
16:04 , Lawrence OstlereEmma Raducanu is taking on the new Olympic champion Belinda Bencic at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in the US Open quarter-finals today, as the British teenager aims to continue her fairytale run in New York.Raducanu, 18, has dispatched all of her opponents so far in straight sets and beat the American Shelby Rogers 6-2, 6-1 in 66 minutes last time out. But she faces her toughest challenge yet in the Swiss 11th seed, Bencic, who is fresh from gold medal glory in Tokyo and has also steamrollered her way to the last eight, beating Polish sensation and French Open champion Iga Swiatek in the previous round.Raducanu and Bencic have never met before and it promises to be an intriguing encounter between two in-form players. Both have been aggressive in finding winners from the baseline so far this tournament, but Raducanu may have to mix up her game if she is to avoid taking on Bencic in a straight hitting match, something the Swiss would relish. A place in the semi-finals of the US Open awaits the winner.

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