Did Emma Raducanu and Fabio Quartararo have a flirt?

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Did Emma Raducanu and Fabio Quartararo have a flirt?

Did Emma Raducanu and Fabio Quartararo have a flirt? MotoGP champion and Yamaha rider would have exchanged private messages with the young British tennis player, according to rumors that come and bounce between the US and the UK.

According to a Sun source, the two sportsmen are both young, attractive and have an interest in motorsports, hence their alleged flirtation. "Emma is fantastic, we chat all the time," Quartararo would admit. However, Raducanu reportedly stopped following Quartararo on Instagram when it emerged that she was dating 19-year-old Mimi Slinger.

Emma Rducanu: from US Open wins to the delusions of 2022

Emma, ​​In 2021, at 18 years and ten months and with a ranking of number 150 in the world, she won her first career Grand Slam title at the US Open in her fifth overall appearance on the major circuit.

Anyway, she starts 2022 badly: in Sydney, she is annihilated by the ninth-seeded Elena Rybakina who leaves her just one game (6-0 6-1). At the Australian Open she beats former top 3 Sloane Stephens 6-0 2-6 6-1 on her debut, only to be surprisingly stopped in the second round by Montenegrin Danka Kovinic with a score of 4-6 6-4 3 -6, also due to an injury to his right hand.

However, Raducanu manages to get her best ranking at the end of the tournament, climbing to thirteenth place. She came back to the court a few weeks later in Guadalajara, but is forced to retire due to a new physical problem in the match that saw her opposing Darya Saville on a score of 7-5, 64-7, 3-4 in favor of the Australian.

Although it did not end, it was the longest match of the season with a duration of over three hours of play. She finds confidence on the courts of the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in early March, where she takes part in the California WTA 1000 for the second time in her career.

She got the bye for the first round, she wins in three sets over French Caroline Garcia in the second. In the round of 32, Emma gives way to Petra Martić in three partials. She is no better off in Miami, where, after the bye, she surrenders to the Czech Siniakova (6-3 4-6 5-7).

Subsequently, the British took part in the qualifications for the final stages of the Billie Jean King Cup: Raducanu wins her first official career match on clay against Tereza Martincova (7-5 ​​7-5). However, she was clearly defeated in the second singles against Marketa Vondrousova, who left her two games.

In the end, the UK will fail to qualify, losing the tie 3-2. In Stuttgart, Emma plays her first WTA main-draw on clay. She made her debut with a comfortable success over Storm Sanders (6-1 6-2) and then prevailed over Tamara Korpatsch for 6-0 2-6 6-1, landing in the quarter-finals, where he loses to Iga Świątek with a double 4-6.

In the WTA 1000 in Madrid, after the bye in the first round, she again defeats Tereza Martincova (7-6 6-0) in the second round, reaching the round of 16.