Emma Raducanu accomplished the greatest achievement at the US Open 2021. As she managed to become the first qualifier to win a Major in the Open Era.
However, ever since Emma won the Grand Slam her performance has deteriorated and she hasn’t managed to continue the run she had at the US Open. In a Press conference, Emma said, “I feel like this patch of maybe losing every single week, it’s a great step in my development”
Emma Raducanu OPENS UP about the reasons for her Poor performance
Emma Raducanu became an overnight sensation after winning the US Open 2021, shocking the whole world with her unbelievable performance. She created history by becoming the first qualifier to win a Major in the Open Era.
However, Emma had a really bad run ever since she win the US Open. She lost in the first rounds in three of the four WTA tournaments she played in. This includes the Sydney Tennis Classic last week. Where she only manage to win a single game against Elena Rybakina and lost the match 6-0, 6-1.
In the press conference held before the commencement of the Australian Open 2022, Emma was asked questions about her deteriorated performance after US Open. To which she said, “I feel like this patch of maybe losing every single week, it’s a great step in my development, I think it’s going to make me a stronger and better player going forward because, if I keep being shown what’s wrong, then it’ll kick in and I’ll learn and become even better.”
Emma described her goals for this year, she said, “This year I just want to enjoy every time I go out on the court and look back at the end of the year and see an upward trend, I want to look back and be in a better position than I started even if I know there are going to be ups and downs.”
When asked about how she felt being in the main draw for the Australian Open, she said, “One of my goals last year was to try to make it into qualifying here so to be here in the main draw I think is a great achievement, There are still so many areas of my game that I need to develop. Playing these players who have been doing it for a long time or have more experience on the tour, they’re more used to this.”