Emma Raducanu reacts after winning 6-0 6-1 in stunning US Open masterclass

British sensation Emma Raducanu thrashed Sara Sorribes Tormo at the US Open (Picture: Getty)

British sensation Emma Raducanu thrashed world number 41 Sara Sorribes Tormo 6-0 6-1 to reach the fourth round of the US Open.

The 18-year-old told Prime Video: ‘I was playing very well, I know she [Tormo] is a tough opponent, she doesn’t make mistakes so I had to work so hard.

‘There was some really long deuce games that could’ve gone either way. I’m so happy I could maintain it and get the win.

‘For this one I knew I had to hit through her or hit the corners. I tried to take the game to her and luckily I hit more winners than errors today.

‘I’ve got a great team around me, we’re sticking to the same routine. I never thought I’d be here but I’m so excited and I’ll get straight back to it tomorrow.

‘Honestly the crowd is so amazing, I want to thank the fans. They helped me through so many moments.’

Former British number one Laura Robson added: ‘We kept bigging this match up as such a tough opponent, and Sorribes Tormo is. She has the game to get you in trouble but she never had a chance to play her game.

‘Emma came out and hit her off the court. It is just incredible, the way she was able to tactically play today. It never felt like it was too much for her.

‘It’s an unbelievably impressive performance from such a young player. She now has nothing to lose against, potentially, Ash Barty.

‘I can’t believe what I’ve seen. She did not let up, she wanted to win 6-0 6-0 and she wanted it to be an absolute beatdown. And it was.’

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