Emma Raducanu claims that she is quite pleased of herself because she knew this season would be fairly challenging. When Raducanu, 19, won the US Open last year, she was ranked 150th in the world. After the US Open, Raducanu shot into the top-25, and in just two weeks, she transformed from a promising adolescent to a tennis superstar.
In Raducanu’s first full season on the WTA Tour, she has had to overcome several difficulties. According to Raducanu, “This year was always going to be quite hard, trying to find my feet at this sort of level.”
“I practically skipped every step. I progressed from competing in a few [ITF] 25s to the Top 10 [in WTA 250s, 500s, and 1000s], competing in the Slams, and more. In several bigger events, I was still able to win one or two rounds. In that regard, I’m quite proud of myself.
I’ve come to realize how tough I am. I’ve been knocked down pretty much every single week in front of everyone and have gotten back up every single time. For me, it’s just an enjoyable learning experience.
Raducanu begins her US Open season.
Raducanu will compete in her debut tournament of the North American hard court season this coming week. Raducanu will make her debut in Washington when she faces Louisa Chirico in the opening round. Raducanu is anticipated to compete at WTA 1000 competitions in Toronto and Cincinnati after Washington.
The US Open’s title defense for Raducanu then gets underway. Since she has been having problems with her game and her health, Raducanu hasn’t had a terrific season thus far. However, Raducanu made an impression in the US last season, and she will undoubtedly hope to have a successful summer on hard courts. How far Raducanu can advance in her debut in Washington is still up in the air.