Emma Raducanu discovers Italian Open draw fate involving Naomi Osaka collision course
Emma Raducanu has discovered her Italian Open fate as a first-round victory would set her on a course towards a mouth-watering clash with Naomi Osaka. The British tennis star will be keen to put on another strong show after battling to the Madrid Open round of 16 last time out.
The Italian open is set to get underway on Saturday as tennis stars gear up for the pinnacle of the clay-court season at Roland Garros. Raducanu has performed well in her first few matches on clay, battling to the quarter-finals in Stuttgart before losing to world no.1 Iga Swiatek and going on a healthy run in Madrid.
Straight sets victories over Tereza Martincova and Marta Kostyuk will instil confidence as she ventures towards the French Open, despite the three-set defeat against Anhelina Kalinina in the last 16. In Rome, she will kick off her campaign with against Bianca Andreescu before a potential second-round clash with Osaka.
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