Emma Raducanu vs Sasnovich LIVE: Stream FREE, score, TV channel, UK start time – Indian Wells latest updates

EMMA RADUCANU is back in action tonight as she faces Aliaksandra Sasnovich at Indian Wells.

This will be a first match for the 18-year-old since her stunning US Open triumph, with the Brit receiving a bye through to this second round.

  • Start time: 2am BST (estimated)
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  • Rob Maul


    Raducanu is looking relaxed, smiling when her name was announced to the crowd.

    A brilliant opening game. No points dropped. Holds to love.

    Almost like we were back in Flushing Meadows already.

  • Rob Maul

    Here we go. The waiting is almost over.

    It is 25 degrees at 6pm at night. Beautiful conditions in the California desert.

    Raducanu finally hit tennis balls in anger since that incredible US Open.

  • Rob Maul

    Raducanu will be playing in the second biggest stadium in the world.

    Built in the desert by American billionaire Larry Ellison, it holds 16,000 seats but the crowd tonight is really low.

    The arena won't be daunting. She, of course, won the US Open on the biggest tennis court, the Arthur Ashe Stadium

  • Rob Maul
  • Rob Maul

    To emphasis how Raducanu has gone from 0 to 100 this year, she started the year at 343 on the WTA circuit.

    She reached the Last 16 of Wimbledon on her debut but had to withdraw with breathing difficulties at 4-6 0-3 down against Australian Ajla Tomljanovic.

    Then, of course, she produced those miracles in New York. That has seen her rise to 22 in the world.

    Funnily enough, the draw for Indian Wells was done several weeks ago and she had to earn a WILDCARD to make this event. If not she would have gone through QUALIFYING once again.

  • Rob Maul

    Emma Raducanu split with coach Andrew Richardson after winning the US Open and banking £1.8million in prize money.

    Jeremy Bates, the former British No.1, is in California with Katie Boulter but is looking after Raducanu's interests on and off the court for the rest of this tournament.

    Bates, 59, said: "Emma is in great shape. It has been 27 days since that match in New York. The whole world has changed, her life has changed.

    "But being back on Tour has been good for her.

    "She is a competitive by nature, she enjoys these tournaments. She has a lot of experience to gain.

    "There has been a lot of amazing support and interest from fans. She is ambitious and wants to play.

    "She is incredibly mature and that has come across already, the way she handles media and performs on court.

    "She is a great, natural competitor and that is all about pressure. She wants to win and learn. She has a forensic interest in her career. She has done remarkably well and takes it all in her stride."

  • Rob Maul

    Good morning.

    Welcome to the SunSport Emma Raducanu live blog.

    This is the 18-year-old's first competitive match since the epic US Open victory last month.

    Raducanu will take to the court in Indian Wells against Aliaksandra Sasnovich at 2am BST.

  • Jim Sheridan


    A word from the Champ, then.

    Raducanu hasn't been away long – but the British public are eager to see her in action again.

    And it doesn't look like the pressure is getting to the teenager.

    Looking back on her US Open final win, she said: "The final was an amazing match.

    "I think the level and quality, I really realised that whilst re-watching it.

    "It was such a cool experience and sometimes you do just rewind and relive the moment and the feelings.

    "It's great to reflect and have that so gradually it sort of sinks in.

    "I am just super proud of the achievement. I am now looking forward. I am not going to cling on to that.

    "I am still hungry for more really."

  • Jim Sheridan


    Reports suggest that Carlos Rodriguez is in line to take over as Emma Raducanu's new coach.

    The Brit ditched Andrew Richardson after he US Open victory, while Nigel Sears left after her Wimbledon run.

    Rodriguez is known as a tough disciplinarian and an intense character, but gets results.

    He coached Li Na to her success at the Australian Open in 2014 and has reportedly been earmarked for this new position by Raducanu's team.

  • Jim Sheridan


    Nobody was more thrilled than Tim Henman when Raducanu hit the winning ace in her US Open final last month.

    But the former British No1 has tried to talk down predictions of the 18-year-old going on to win Wimbledon 2022.

    He said: "I think that’s probably getting a little ahead of ourselves.

    "She has shown her enormous potential by what she did in New York, but she is still so young and so inexperienced.

    "She has played so few events on the tour, let alone at grand slam level. I think it’s very easy to get ahead of ourselves.

    "To put it into context, she has never played the clay court swing, she’s never played Roland Garros, she has never played the Australian Open.

    "Once she has played all those events twice, then we will be able to assess where her game is at.

    "Right now, it is as much about the process as the outcome and keep developing her game."

  • Jim Sheridan


    Less than a month after one of the biggest shocks in sporting history, Emma Raducanu returns to the court tonight.

    The Brit superstar, 18, faces Belarusian Aliaksandra Sasnovich at Indian Wells tonight – and suddenly has to contend with the pressure of being a heavy favourite.

    Sasnovich has never been past the fourth round of a Slam, but has an impressive win percentage and is currently ranked as the World No100.

    She will pose a strong test to Emma tonight, especially after dispatching Maria Camila Osorio Serrano in straight sets last time out.

    Raducanu has gone from relative unknown to global superstar in less than six months – but has always done her talking on the court.

    We're expecting her match around 2am UK time – settle in for an exciting night from Stateside.

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