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Emma Raducanu wins back-to-back games for the first time in SIX MONTHS to set up the world No. 1 clash in Stuttgart

EMMA RADUCANU reckons she won’t be under any pressure when she plays world no. 1 on Friday – describing it as a cantilever.

The Briton defeated the German Tamara Korpatsch in the second round of the Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart 6:0, 2:6, 6:1.

Britain's Emma Raducanu looked overall successful as she defeated Tamara Korpatsch to advance to a tantalizing quarterfinal

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Britain’s Emma Raducanu looked overall successful as she defeated Tamara Korpatsch to advance to a tantalizing quarterfinalCredit: AP

In her first professional clay court singles tournament, she won two consecutive matches for the first time since October.

And the US Open champion meets Poland’s Iga Swiatek in a glamorous quarter-final in Germany on Friday – something Porsche, one of her many sponsors, will like.

Former French Open winner Swiatek may have assumed the following status the sudden resignation of Ash Barty But she is in good form and enjoying a 20-game winning streak.

This will be the first top 10 player Raducanu has faced in her career and will be a real test of her tonal development.

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The 19-year-old said: “Obviously she’s in great shape. It’s going to be an interesting match.

“She’s world number one – so I feel like there’s no pressure on me to go out there and play her on clay. I’m looking forward to the game.

“This could be a good opportunity. I have the feeling that there are no expectations of me in the match-up.”

Raducanu’s effortless movement helped her to a first set against Korpatsch when she made just three three unforced errors.

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But the Brit’s opponent grew more confident and confident with her groundstrokes after an early break in set number two, breaking again in game seven to finish 6-2.

However, Raducanu was assertive and dominant in the final set, pressuring Korpatsch’s serve as she broke twice for victory.

Iga Swiatek defeated Eva Lys and expects Emma Raducanu in the last eight

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Iga Swiatek defeated Eva Lys and expects Emma Raducanu in the last eightPhoto credit: Getty

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