Emma Raducanu will be looking to extend her stay in Seoul on Thursday when she takes on Yanina Wickmayer for a place in the quarter-final of the Korea Open.
The world No 77 kicked off her campaign at the WTA 250 event with a straight-set win over Moyuka Uchijima on Wednesday, although she did have a little wobble in the second set as she threw away a 5-0 lead before eventually winning 6-2, 6-4.
“My goal on the court is to keep trying to swing freer and freer in each match,” the British No 1 said after the match. “And my other goal is to try and stay in Korea for as long as possible.
“Honestly, I love it so much here in Korea. I feel so at home here. Everything is so much better. It’s so clean, the food is unbelievable. I just want to spend as much time as I can in Korea as I can.”
Up next is former world No 12 Wickmayer, who got the better of teenage sensation Linda Fruhvirtova from the Czech Republic in her opener. Belgian veteran Wickmayer has dropped to No 460 in the WTA Rankings after taking time out of the game to give birth to her first child in 2021.
It will be Raducanu and Wickmayer’s first-ever meeting on the WTA Tour.
What time is the Emma Raducanu vs Yanina Wickmayer encounter?
Sixth seed Raducanu’s last-16 clash against the Belgian is the second match scheduled on the main court at Seoul Olympic Park Tennis Centre on Thursday.
The match is expected to get underway at 05:30 BST, but it could be delayed if the day’s opening clash between Magda Linette and Kristina Mladenovic takes longer to complete.
The winner of the Raducanu-Wickmayer match will face either third seed Linette or Mladenovic in the quarter-final.
Top seed Jelena Ostapenko will also be in action on Thursday as the former French Open champion will take on Anastasia Gasanova in the third match of the day on Centre Court.
Is the Emma Raducanu vs Yanina Wickmayer match on TV?
Amazon Prime is the WTA events broadcaster/streaming service in the UK and Ireland. New members can sign up for just £7.99 a month, and are eligible for a free 30-day trial.
Tennis Channel covers the United States with a combination of TVA Sports, DAZN, TSN broadcasting WTA tournaments in Canada.
Europe and Australia are covered by beIN Sports, Setanta, Super Tennis, Tennis Channel and other local broadcasters while SuperSport has the exclusive rights for sub-Saharan Africa.
ESPN broadcasts WTA events in Latin and Central America and iQIYI, Now TV, DAZN and StarHub covers parts of Asia.
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