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Kiwi Lulu Sun stuns Raducanu to reach Wimbledon quarter-finals

Kiwi tennis player Lulu Sun delivered an impressive performance to defeat Britain’s Emma Raducanu in a thrilling fourth-round match at Wimbledon.

Sun triumphed 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 after two hours and 45 minutes of intense play. Despite Raducanu’s strong comeback in the second set, Sun maintained her composure and dominated the third set, securing two crucial breaks. This victory guarantees Sun $782,000 for reaching the quarter-finals. In her emotional post-match interview Sun credited her grass-court prowess to studying tennis legends like Roger Federer, Steffi Graf, and Martina Navratilova.

Sun’s remarkable run at Wimbledon has garnered widespread admiration, with former world No. 1 Ash Barty praising her bravery and courage.

Sun’s journey included stunning victories over top players like world number eight Qinwen Zheng and China’s Zhu Lin. At just 23, Sun is seen as a rising star in tennis, and she will face Croatia’s Donna Vekic in the quarter-finals. Additionally, Sun has been named to the Olympic team for Paris, where she will compete in doubles with Grand Slam winner Erin Routliffe.

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