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Stuttgart 2022: Emma Raducanu vs Tamara Korpatsch preview, head-to-head & prediction | Porsche Tennis Grand Prix

Emma Raducanu (L) and Tamara Korpatsch
Emma Raducanu (L) and Tamara Korpatsch
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Match Details

Fixture: (8) Emma Raducanu vs Tamara Korpatsch

Date: 21 April 2022

Tournament: Stuttgart Open 2022

Round: Second round (Round of 16)

Venue: Porsche Arena, Stuttgart

Category: WTA 500

Surface: Indoor clay

Prize money: $703,580

Live telecast: USA - Tennis Channel | UK - Amazon Prime Video

Emma Raducanu vs Tamara Korpatsch preview

Emma Raducanu will take on lucky loser Tamara Korpatsch in a second-round encounter at the 2022 Stuttgart Open on Thursday.

Raducanu, the eighth seed, made a dominant start to her campaign as she brushed aside Storm Sanders 6-2, 6-1 in her first match. The win was the youngster's first on a claycourt on the WTA tour.

Korpatsch scored an upset over Camila Giorgi in the opening round.
Korpatsch scored an upset over Camila Giorgi in the opening round.

Korpatsch, meanwhile, scored an upset win over Camila Giorgi in her opening contest. The German showed incredible fight to come back after dropping the first set to outlast her more fancied opponent 3-6, 7-6(2), 6-1.

Korpatsch lost to Storm Sanders in the final round of qualifying and entered the draw as a lucky loser. She has managed to make the most of the opportunity and will look to continue her run.

Emma Raducanu vs Tamara Korpatsch head-to-head

This will be the first career meeting between Raducanu and Korpatsch, so their current head-to-head stands at a 0-0 deadlock.

Emma Raducanu vs Tamara Korpatsch prediction

Raducanu will be a favorite on paper
Raducanu will be a favorite on paper

Given the gulf in the world rankings, Raducanu will enter this contest a favorite. That said, the Brit needs to be wary of Tamara Korpatsch, who is comfortable playing on the red dirt.

The German has won quite a few matches on the surface of late, having lifted the ITF title in Le Havre, France and reaching the finals of the WTA 125K Marbella Open. She also put up an inspired performance against Giorgi in the opening round in Stuttgart, playing more aggressively and finishing points quickly.

Raducanu, for her part, has been timing the ball nicely as well and was in complete control during her opening match. The Brit might look to play with some more aggression, especially on return as her opponent has an exploitable second serve.

If she continues to play as freely as she did in her match against Giorgi, Korpatsch could well cause a few problems for Raducanu. But if the Brit can hold her opponent off long enough and put pressure on her serve, she should be able to break the German's resistance.

Prediction: Raducanu to win in three sets


Edited by Keshav Gopalan

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