Raducanu, Medvedev post contrasting wins

The 19-year-old was back to her dazzling best on Margaret Court Arena despite a second-set battle, ousting the American Stephens 6-0, 2-6, 6-1 in a performance that will make her rivals sit up and take notice.
Emma Raducanu defeated Sloane Stephens in three sets
Emma Raducanu defeated Sloane Stephens in three sets

Melbourne

Teenage US Open champion Emma Raducanu sent 2017 Flushing Meadows winner Sloane Stephens crashing out of the Australian Open at the first hurdle Tuesday, producing some devastating tennis in a return to form.
Raducanu made history by becoming the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam singles title in New York last year, but had won only two matches since.
The 19-year-old was back to her dazzling best on Margaret Court Arena despite a second-set battle, ousting the American Stephens 6-0, 2-6, 6-1 in a performance that will make her rivals sit up and take notice.
Meanwhile, Daniil Medvedev moved into the second round with a straight-set victory over Switzerland’s Henri Laaksonen.
The US Open champion - the leading seed in the absence of Novak Djokovic - won 6-1 6-4 7-6 (7-3) at Melbourne Park.
Russian Medvedev was broken in the first game of the match but stormed through the opening set on his way to victory in just under two hours.

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