Emma Raducanu fights back to sink Linda Noskova at French Open

Throughout the past 11 months as she has made her first journey around the WTA tour

Emma Raducanu has stepped on to a tennis court she has had to battle against the greater experience

the same age as her marched on to the court far more mentally and physically prepared for the fight to come.

rainy evening on Court Simonne-Mathieu, Raducanu faced a completely different scenario.

even on her French Open debut, she was both the elder and more experienced player on the court

As she faced a picture of precocity in the 17-year-old Czech Linda Noskova

one week ago who immediately won three rounds to reach her first main draw,

Recovering from a set and break down to reach the second round in Paris with a 6-7 (4), 7-5, 6-1 win in two hours, 37 minutes.

I have to say Linda is playing some amazing tennis and she really came out there firing,

she was not so dissimilar to the fearless Raducanu of last year before the blessing

As the first set wore on, Noskova’s confidence grew and it culminated in a stunning tiebreak triumph.