Despite a battling display in the Stuttgart quarter-finals, Emma Raducanu’s four match winning run came to an end as she was beaten  in straight sets 7-6 (2) 6-3 by World No. 1 Iga Swiatek

It was a spirited performance by Raducanu whose ranking will improve on Monday having slipped to World No. 303 after an injury plagued 2023.

The Polish clay court specialist is on a 10 match winning run in the WTA 500 Stuttgart event and is hoping to “three-peat”  having won the last two editions.

After the match Swiatek said “It was a pretty intense match so I am happy I was able to keep the intensity even though we played tough games for over two hours,”

“It wasn’t easy, I had a lot of break points that I couldn’t convert.”

Asked if she thought Raducanu can return to the top level of the sport, Swiatek said: “I hope she will be able to do it because for sure she has the game for it.”

She will face fourth seed Kazakh Elena Rybakina, who holds a 3-2 advantage in their head to heads, for a place in the final.

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