Emma Raducanu has been under the radar as she failed to make it big in any of the big tournaments continuing her poor performances after her nerve-wracking win at the US Open last year against Leylah Fernandez. She looked fierce and under the pump as people grew started expecting a lot from the young champion but she failed to meet any expectations. She will be looking to defend her title at the 2022 US Open which starts on 29 August.
Raducanu fell under the debacle as she has just managed to win just 11 matches out of the 24 she has contested this year and faced early exits in all three Grand Slams of the year, not going past the second round in any of them. Continuing with her bad form since the start of the year, the British No 1 player lost to Ludmilla Samsonova in the quarter-finals of the 2022 Citi Open.
“It’s been a tough year full of challenges” Emma Raducanu hopes to start afresh next year
Emma Raducanu, recently in an interview, spoke about the tough struggles she had to face last year after she could not live up to the expectations and it has rather been a learning curve for her. She spoke “But it has been a tough year. I’ve definitely gone through and experienced a lot of challenges. To be fair, I’ve learned a lot from all of it.”
The young Brit player also added that she is proud of herself and grateful for the fact that she is able to make something out of the hardships and struggles she had been doing from a young age. She further spoke “ To have success at a young age, obviously, you have to be really grateful because I’m doing what I love, but also I’ve reached success way earlier than I ever really would have thought I did. So I’m pretty proud of myself in that way“
Raducanu hopes to start afresh learning from her mistakes and becoming a better player. She added ” I think it’s going to be nice once the US Open is finished and carry on from there. Start again. I think it will be nice to take all of the lessons from the last year and just have a clean slate.“
Raducanu will next be seen playing at the National Banks Open in Toronto where she will be playing for the first time since she entered into the WTA Tour. She will face defending champion Camila Giorgi in the opening match and hopes to make a strong start ahead of the US Open.