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  • Sorana Cirstea vs Emma Raducanu predictions & tips
  • The Wimbledon third-round match is being on Saturday 3 July
  • Sorana Cirstea has won 6 of her last 7 matches vs players ranked 101+
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Sorana Cirstea has won 14 of her last 19 matches (Getty Images)
Hannah Wilks 02 Jul 2021
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Sorana Cirstea vs Emma Raducanu Predictions


Sorana Cirstea has revitalised her career in recent years, knocking out Victoria Azarenka in the second round at Wimbledon. She looks set to end the run of 18-year-old British wildcard Emma Raducanu.

  • Sorana Cirstea has won 14 of her last 19 matches
  • Sorana Cirstea has won 6 of her last 7 matches against players ranked 101+
  • Sorana Cirstea has seen under 19.5 games in 4 of her last 6 matches vs players ranked 101+
  • Emma Raducanu has played just one match against a top-100 player
  • Emma Raducanu has seen under 19.5 games in 4 of her 6 WTA Tour-level matches in 2021
  • Emma Raducanu has seen under 19.5 games in both her Wimbledon matches so far

Head-to-Head


This will be the first meeting between Sorana Cirstea and Emma Raducanu.

Sorana Cirstea Stats


Nationality: Romania
Age: 31 (7 April 1990)
Height: 5’9” (176cm)
Plays: Right-Handed
World Ranking: 45
Career High: 21 (August 2013)
Career Singles Titles: 2
2021 Singles Titles: 1
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 0
Wimbledon Best Result: R3 (2009, 2012, 2017)

Sorana Cirstea Form


After a long history of injury, Sorana Cirstea has been resurgent in recent years. She won her second career WTA title, 13 years after the first, in Istanbul and also made a WTA final in Strasbourg.

Cirstea has now made the third round or better at four consecutive Grand Slams. Grass has never been her best surface – she has a 29-32 record – but she has a good serve and aggressive groundstrokes which can work well.

Cirstea lost both her grass-court matches in the run-up to Wimbledon, but had a solid victory over a British wildcard 6-3, 6-3. She then had a very close match against 12th seed Victoria Azarenka, prevailing 7-6, 3-6, 6-4.

Emma Raducanu Stats


Nationality: Great Britain
Age: 18 (13 November 2002)
Height: 5’7” (175cm)
Plays: Right-Handed
World Ranking: 338
Career High: 333 (March 2020)
Career Singles Titles: 0
2021 Singles Titles: 0
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 0
Wimbledon Best Result: First Appearance

Emma Raducanu Form


Emma Raducanu has made a brilliant Wimbledon debut, winning the first match she has ever played against a top-100 opponent to reach the third round.

The 18-year-old wildcard beat Vitalia Diatchenko 7-6, 6-0 before taking on former French Open finalist Marketa Vondrousova. Raducanu overpowered the Czech left-hander 6-2, 6-4.

Raducanu is still not really established as a pro; she won her first ITF titles in 2018-19, but has only played a handful of matches since the pandemic hit. However, she is a talented ballstriker and is playing with no pressure.

Live Stream


Sorana Cirstea and Emma Raducanu meet in the third round of Wimbledon on Saturday 3 July.

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Verdict

Raducanu will find Cirstea’s aggressive power a bit of a contrast to Vondrousova’s crafty game. The Romanian’s experience is likely to see her into the round of 16 at Wimbledon for the first time.


Best Bet: Cirstea to win Winner @-178.57 at Unibet - 3 Units
Value Bet: Under 19.5 games Total Games @143.00 at Unibet - 2 Units

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