Raducanu Optimistic Ahead of Wimbledon Return

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Raducanu Optimistic Ahead of Wimbledon Return After Rediscovering Passion for Tennis


Emma Raducanu is optimistic about her future in tennis, expressing confidence that “good things are 100 per cent going to happen” as she prepares to return to Wimbledon. The 21-year-old British star has rekindled her love for the sport and is gearing up for the prestigious tournament by facing fellow former US Open champion Sloane Stephens in the first round of the Rothesay International in Eastbourne on Tuesday.

Raducanu’s career has been a rollercoaster since her stunning victory at the 2021 US Open as a qualifier. She has struggled with injuries and form, missing last year’s grass-court season after undergoing surgeries on both wrists and one ankle. Despite these setbacks, Raducanu is now in high spirits and determined to climb back towards the top 100 rankings.

“I feel my passion for competing is the highest it has been for a long, long time,” Raducanu shared. Her renewed enthusiasm is evident as she dives back into the competitive scene, aiming to regain her place among the sport’s elite.

Raducanu’s journey back to form has been challenging, but her resilience and positive outlook suggest a promising road ahead. Fans and analysts alike will be watching closely as she takes on Stephens and continues her preparations for Wimbledon, hoping to witness the resurgence of a player with immense talent and potential.

“I’m just really into it at the moment. I just love the sport, I love tennis,” said Raducanu. “It’s taken over me and I’ve really rekindled a light in the fire inside of me.

“I’m really grateful to have this feeling again because it’s something that I feel I’ve been missing in a way for the last few years and I haven’t felt this good about my tennis – just excited about it and passionate – for a long, long time.

“I have a big joy for playing in the UK, I missed it last year, obviously, and it’s nice – you kind of forget the feeling,” Raducanu added. “I think you would push your body further to play over this period of time.

“I think all of us (British players) really live for it, we come alive, we put our clay shoes in the bin pretty early and then get on the grass. We do push ourselves more for this and understand the implications that may or may not come with it.”



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