“I feel really healthy,” Emma Raducanu all geared up for grass-court swing after skipping French Open

The Briton will be back to action after April.

“I feel really healthy,” Emma Raducanu all geared up for grass-court swing after skipping French Open

Emma Raducanu (Image via Imago)

British tennis ace Emma Raducanu has had a stop-and-start season so far. The 21-year-old made a comeback to the tour with the Auckland Open and played in a few tournaments including the Indian Wells Open. She also played a few clay-court tournaments. However, Raducanu decided to skip the 2024 Roland Garros in order to prepare for the grass-court swing.

The 2021 US Open champion said that she needed to spend some time with the heavier ball that is used in grass-court tournaments. Raducanu then talked about her preparations for the upcoming tournaments. She claims that she is fit and ready to take on the court.

Raducanu also claimed that her wrists, on which she underwent surgery last year, are better than ever and there are “no apprehensions” whatsoever. Notably, Raducanu had to undergo surgery on both of her wrists as well as her ankle last year. However, she claims to have come a long way now.

Body-wise, physical-wise, I feel really healthy. I feel really strong. I’ve done amazing work with my trainer over the last few months, since surgery. I’m in a really fit place. I think my wrists are actually in a better position than they ever were. So there’s zero doubt or apprehension.
Emma Raducanu said to The Telegraph.

Emma Raducanu excited to come back and play in front of home crowd

As Emma Raducanu is all set to stage a comeback through the Nottingham Open, she is excited to be back here and play in front of her home crowd. The 21-year-old vividly remembers the last time she was here and what impact that tournament had on her career.

Emma Raducanu (Image via Imago)

Raducanu is thankful for that and is expecting things to change for her the same way it happened in 2021. As Raducanu got a wildcard entry into Wimbledon following her exceptional performance at the Nottingham Open and eventually went on to win the 2021 US Open, she is optimistic this year too.

So I think life is a compilation of butterfly effects and small moments that you don’t know what’s going to happen. I’m very much looking forward to being back and playing in front of a home crowd. It’s obviously different being back here having won the US Open compared to before, but in a good way, with a lot of support.
Emma Raducanu said about playing in Nottingham.

Notably, the 21-year-old Briton will open her campaign at the WTA 250 tournament against Japan’s Ena Shibahara, the world No. 274 who made it to the main draw through the qualifiers. It will be interesting to see how Raducanu performs on her comeback on grass.

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