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Kiwi Tennis Sensation Lulu Sun Shocks Wimbledon with Dominant Win Over Raducanu



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New Zealand‘s rising tennis star, Lulu Sun, made a striking impact at Wimbledon as she delivered a dominant performance against British sensation Emma Raducanu in the fourth round.

The left-handed Kiwi showcased her prowess on the prestigious Centre Court, stunning the home crowd with a commanding 6-2 victory in the first set.

Sun swiftly grabbed an early lead with two break points, racing to a 3-0 advantage against the favored Raducanu. The British player fought back, narrowing the gap to 3-2 after a crucial break on a Sun double fault.

However, the 23-year-old qualifier from New Zealand remained resilient, securing a third break in the seventh game before sealing the set with strong serving.

With an impressive 15-2 winners count in her favor, Sun displayed exceptional form, aiming to become the first qualifier in 14 years to advance to the quarter-finals in the women’s draw at Wimbledon.

The victor of this intense showdown will go head-to-head with either world number 37, Donna Vekic of Croatia, who triumphed over Paula Badosa of Spain in a hard-fought battle.

Lulu Sun’s remarkable journey through the Wimbledon qualifying rounds and the main draw has carved a historic path for New Zealand tennis, matching the achievements of past Kiwi tennis stars like Brett Steven in 1997 and Belinda Cordwell in the late 1980s.

This resurgence of Kiwi talent at SW19 has ignited excitement among tennis enthusiasts globally, as Sun’s meteoric rise continues to captivate audiences with her exceptional skills and unwavering determination.

Rachel Adams

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