“It will take her to the top”- Mats Wilander heaps praise on Emma Raducanu after the Brit’s French Open debut

Former world number one Mats Wilander said Emma Raducanu's attitude was essential to her triumph.

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Emma Raducanu and Mats Wilander

Mats Wilander, a Grand Slam icon, praised British teenager Emma Raducanu for her brave comeback performance in her French Open debut. Emma Raducanu, the British number one, came back from a set down to upset fellow teen and junior French Open winner Linda Noskova 6-7(4), 7-5, 6-1 to get to the second round of the Paris Slam on Monday.

Emma Raducanu was also down a break twice in the second set, but he broke back both times before sealing a third break to tie the match. She eventually broke her younger opponent twice in the deciding set to earn a spectacular debut triumph after two hours and 40 minutes on court.

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“I am convinced she is going to get to the top of the women’s game”- Mats Wilander

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Mats Wilander

Former world number one Mats Wilander said Emma Raducanu’s attitude was essential to her triumph and a reason why the US champion can break into the top ten of the WTA rankings. The Swede told Eurosport, “People are sort of doubting her a little bit, she hasn’t been around that long, but I have to say every time I see her play, I am convinced she is going to get to the top of the women’s game at some point because her attitude is absolutely fantastic.”

“She does everything well on court, she moves well and is solid off both sides. The most important part: she has a great attitude through all these tough times when everybody is doubting her and she’s not winning many matches. She’s so positive and I love watching her play because of her attitude, ” he added.

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