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A peek into Emma Raducanu’s personality

You know talent when you see it. British professional tennis player Emma Raducanu is one such talent.

An exceptional talent 

Born in Toronto and raised in London, Emma Raducanu made her WTA Tour debut in June 2021 and drew attention straightaway. She was a wildcard entry at Wimbledon, ranked outside the top 300, but ended up going as far as the fourth round in her first major tournament.

Two months later at the US Open, Raducanu created history as she became the first singles qualifier in the Open Era to win a Grand Slam title, brushing aside Leylah Fernandez in the final without losing a set in the tournament.

Winning a major in only the second Grand Slam tournament of her career was a clear sign that she’s a prodigy. In fact, Raducanu holds the record for the fewest majors played before winning a title in the Open Era.

Managing her back

Raducnau reached the round of 16 of the Madrid Open 2022 before losing in three sets to AnhelinaKalinina. After the match, Raducanu disclosed that she was affected by a back issue but assured that it won’t be a problem in Rome as she is managing it daily.

“I think it’s just coming from a lot of intensity and overload,” Raducanu said in an interview. “My back, I’m managing it. Like it’s fine. But it’s just trying to adapt again to the long matches, to the intensity. I think that all of the small sorts of niggles I’m getting, they’re all related and connected to each other when something is overcompensating perhaps. Yeah, we’ll see”.

Splitting with coach Torben Beltz 

Raducanu split with coach Torben Beltz before the Madrid Open. Raducanu quipped that the reason for that was that she likes being on her own and is a loner.

“I’d describe myself as a loner,” she chuckled. “No, I mean, I do like being on my own, but of course, I love being in groups as well. I can easily and very happily spend a lot of time on my own. I think it’s something that is off-court as well as on-court”.

All praise for Andreescu

When asked about 2019 US Open champion Bianca Andreescu, Raducanu claimed that she has nothing but good to say about Andreescu.

“Of course, we are both pretty good players. It’s going to be a good match-up, for sure. She’s a great athlete and obviously a champion. She’s got a really good attitude. Yeah, think it’s going to be interesting.”

Saksham Mishra

Justifying hours of watching sports by scribbling down a few logical lines that might just about hold your interest. Was not talented enough to make it as a professional cricketer, so the next best logical option was to enroll in a Mass Communication course, and write about sports instead. Because, what else is there to write about in this world, right?
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