“After Rome, I had to slow down” Emma Raducanu feels fortunate to be able to make it to the French Open

With injury concerns looming over Emma Raducanu's participation at the 2022 French Open, the Brit confirms an injury-free return to action.

Emma Raducanu
Emma Raducanu

World No. 12 Emma Raducanu has had a difficult season so far with poor results and constant injuries that have not allowed her to show her potential fully, the one that was on display during her 4th round run at the 2021 Wimbledon and the title-winning run in 2021 US Open.

While Emma has not been able to repeat the two results, no one can take away the dedication and hard work she has put into the season as seen through her matches having played some long thrillers before succumbing to injuries on multiple occasions. With poor results on hardcourts, not much was expected from Emma but she did show her calibre at all events she played on the clay courts even reaching the quarter-finals of the WTA-500 Stuttgart Open where she lost to World No. 1 and eventual champion Iga Swiatek.

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Emma Raducanu confirms full fitness ahead of the Roland Garros

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Emma Raducanu

With the 2022 Italian Open seeing another injury withdrawal from the Brit, there was a massive doubt whether she will be fit before the 2022 French Open where she is set to make her debut at the Stade Roland Garros. Emma has however shrugged off the doubts and also spoken of her ambition of being a great claycourt player.

“I could be a great clay-court player, like looking forward, long, medium-term, in a few years where I have definitely developed more robustness and I’m able to repeat the same shots over and over. I think I have definitely come a long way and probably progressed faster than expected in the last few weeks and I really am enjoying the clay. I really believe that I can be good and faster than I thought I would be.

“I’m learning about my body but I’m very happy to be continuing my preparations for the French Open and to be able to play this tournament and fortunately, I didn’t have to miss this Grand Slam. That is definitely a really positive thing because I really look forward to these big moments and the big tournaments. After Rome, I definitely had to slow down, but this week I have been training and luckily being able to practice all of the shots.

“I’m looking forward to continuing that, and it feels good to be able to move freely and just like run around. It’s quite fun. I have been preparing as normal the last few days,” said Emma as per Eurosport ahead of her French Open debut against qualifier Linda Noskova.

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