Wimbledon 2021: British sensation Emma Raducanu beats Sorana Cirstea to reach fourth round

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British wildcard Emma Raducanu is through to the fourth round at Wimbledon after beating Sorana Cirstea in straight sets on No1 Court.

The 18-year-old, who is ranked 338th in the world and is awaiting her A-level results, won 6-3, 7-5 to progress to the second week at the All England Club.

Raducanu stunned Romanian world No45 Cirstea and will now face Australian Ajla Tomljanovic in the last 16.

"Honestly, I am so speechless right now, I didn't know what my reaction would be if I won and that has happened,” said Raducanu, who is the last British woman standing in Wimbledon’s singles draw. “I am so grateful for all the support I had to today, I really appreciate it."

“This is by far the biggest court I have played on, so I think I coped quite well, it was a tight match, I was 3-1 down and tried to hold my nerve, you really got me through the whole match.

"Who'd have thought? When I was packing to come into the bubble my parents were like 'Aren't you packing too many pairs of match kit?' - I think I will have to do some laundry tonight, I think they have as service at the hotel so I'll go down!"

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