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Roland-Garros: Raducanu fights back against Czech teen Noskova to seal first Paris win

The 2021 US Open champion finally made her debut in Paris and fought to a first-round win

Emma Raducanu at Roland-Garros Britain’s Emma Raducanu celebrates after winning her first round match against Czech Republic’s Linda Noskova (Panoramic)

US Open champion Emma Raducanu made her Roland-Garros bow with a real battle against Czech qualifier Linda Noskova – but eventually triumphed 6-7 [4], 7-5, 6-1 to move into the second round of Roland-Garros on Monday evening.

Raducanu, currently ranked No 12 in the world, will play Belarusian Aliaksandra Sasnovich next.

To qualify for the main draw, Noskova, the world No 184, beat Russian Anna Blinkova (6-3, 7-5), Swiss Conny Perrin (6-4, 4-6, 6-3) and Slovak lucky loser Rebecca Sramkova (6-3, 6-2).

Paris (Grand Slam): Other first-round results (Stade Roland-Garros, clay, EUR 43.600.000, most recent results first):

  • Ajla Tomljanovic beat Anett Kontaveit (5): 7-6 [5], 7-5
  • Leolia Jeanjean (WC) beat Nuria Parrizas Diaz: 6-4, 6-3
  • Elsa Jacquemot (WC) beat Heather Watson: 6-3, 6-3
  • Danka Kovinic beat Liudmila Samsonova (25): 2-6, 6-2, 6-1
  • Diane Parry beat Barbora Krejcikova (2): 1-6, 6-2, 6-3
  • Alison Riske beat Dayana Yastremska: 6-3, 6-3
  • Iga Swiatek (1) beat Lesia Tsurenko (Q): 6-2, 6-0
  • Daria Saville (WC) beat Valentini Grammatikopoulou (Q): 6-1, 6-2
  • Andrea Petkovic beat Oceane Dodin: 6-4, 6-2
  • Victoria Azarenka (15) beat Ana Bogdan: 6-7 [7], 7-6 [1], 6-2
  • Amanda Anisimova (27) beat Naomi Osaka: 7-5, 6-4
  • Bianca Andreescu beat Ysaline Bonaventure: 3-6, 7-5, 6-0
  • Petra Kvitova (32) beat Anna Bondar: 7-6 [7], 6-1
  • Martina Trevisan beat Harriet Dart: 6-0, 6-2
  • Qinwen Zheng beat Maryna Zanevska: 6-3, 6-1
  • Marie Bouzkova beat Anastasia Gasanova (LL): 6-2, 6-1
  • Leylah Fernandez (17) beat Kristina Mladenovic: 6-0, 7-5
  • Donna Vekic (Q) beat Mirjam Bjorklund (Q): 7-6 [6], 6-2
  • Belinda Bencic (14) beat Reka-Luca Jani (LL): 6-1, 6-1
  • Cori Coco Gauff (18) beat Rebecca Marino (Q): 7-5, 6-0
  • Elise Mertens (31) beat Elena-Gabriela Ruse: 6-3, 6-1
  • Maria Sakkari (4) beat Clara Burel: 6-2, 6-3
  • Alison Van Uytvanck beat Ann Li: 3-6, 2-3 ab.
  • Varvara Gracheva beat Astra Sharma: 4-6, 6-4, 7-5
  • Olga Danilovic (Q) beat Dalma Galfi: 3-6, 7-6 [4], 6-2
  • Jil Teichmann (23) beat Bernarda Pera: 6-2, 6-1
  • Katerina Siniakova beat Petra Martic: 6-4, 7-6 [6]
  • Aliaksandra Sasnovich beat Xinyu Wang: 6-4, 6-1
  • Kaia Kanepi beat Garbine Muguruza (10): 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
  • Karolina Muchova beat Carole Monnet (WC): 6-3, 6-3
  • Maria Camila Osorio Serrano beat Harmony Tan (WC): 6-4, 6-3
  • Sloane Stephens beat Jule Niemeier (Q): 5-7, 6-4, 6-2
  • Sorana Cirstea (26) beat Tatjana Maria: 6-3, 6-3
  • Beatriz Haddad Maia beat Cristina Bucsa (Q): 6-3, 1-6, 6-2
  • Magda Linette beat Ons Jabeur (6): 3-6, 7-6 [4], 7-5
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