The outcome comes 11 days after Raducanu left the court in tears after retiring from her spherical of 16 match on the ASB Basic with an ankle damage. She wore strapping round her left ankle throughout her win over Korpatsch.
“Every little thing I’ve finished has been fairly managed the final week,” she stated.
“So I needed to try it out in an actual match, with the unpredictability and simply getting used to it to start with. It felt good. You recognize it is there and if something, it form of alleviates any stress.
“That is since you’re, like, I’ve finished so properly to get myself onto the court docket, and my workforce has finished so properly. It is an awesome achievement for all of us.”
Raducanu, 20, will face 18-year-old World No. 7 Coco Gauff within the second spherical.
After being edged 7-5 within the first set, Draper rallied to win the next set 6-2. Nonetheless, the 21-year-old couldn’t stop an onslaught which noticed the Spaniard spherical off the sport with a 6-4, 6-1 restoration.
“I performed one of many hardest potential opponents within the first spherical,” Nadal stated.
“He’s younger, he has energy and has an awesome future forward. We are going to see him play for a few years forward.”
Cameron Norrie defeated Luca van Assche in straight units to be the primary Brit to enter the second spherical within the males’s draw.