Live score and latest updates from Indian Wells
TA few months ago, the idea that Emma Radocano’s first match in Indian Wells deserved to win an award Telegraph Sport The live blog at 2 am in the morning would understandably have been laughed at. But the fact that I’m here about to give you game-by-game updates to take on Alexandra Sasnovich in California is a testament to what the 18-year-old has accomplished at the US Open.
It was one of the greatest moments in British sport. Raducanu had only appeared in two regular round events previously, came through the playoffs and didn’t drop a set (or actually face a tie break) en route to winning the New York Grand Prix. When you sit down and think about it it still seems beyond your belief.
In fact, if you were told a couple of months ago that Raducanu would not only be in this “fifth major” but qualify for the second round (thanks to her 22nd world ranking), you would really be skeptical. But today is witnessing the second chapter of a new era in British tennis – the Raducanu era.