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US Open victory yet to sink in, says Raducanu | Tennis News

The 18-year-old Briton surprised the tennis world by defeating Canada’s Leylah Fernandez in straight units on Saturday to turn into the primary qualifier to seize a Grand Slam title.

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PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2021 11:27 PM IST

U.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu mentioned on Wednesday that her sensational win at Flushing Meadows had yet to sink in and that the 18 months she took off from the game offered her with the “hunger” to prevail in New York.

The 18-year-old Briton surprised the tennis world by defeating Canada’s Leylah Fernandez in straight units on Saturday to turn into the primary qualifier to seize a Grand Slam title.

“I feel great. Everything that’s happened in the last 72 hours has been so much fun… it still hasn’t really sunk in, but occasionally I’ll remember that I won the U.S. Open. So yeah, a really funny feeling,” she informed the WTA web site.

Raducanu took a break from tennis final year due to the pandemic and likewise as a result of her dad and mom insisted that she ought to full her highschool exams.

“Having 18 months away… coming out you play every match like you don’t know when your last match will be. That was how I was approaching the whole summer… But the biggest thing is that I never once got ahead of myself,” she mentioned.

“For three weeks I just played the opponent in front of me, I took care of what I wanted to try and achieve on that day against that opponent, and just repeated it for three weeks.”

Raducanu has made a string of public appearances since her win final weekend, essentially the most high-profile being on the Met Gala in New York on Monday.

The teenager known as her red-carpet expertise “eye-opening”, including: “At the Met Gala everyone is so experienced and so accomplished in their own way and it was really cool to hear how they are and their perspective on things.”

For now, Raducanu mentioned that she deliberate to change off from tennis following an intense few weeks and was not solely positive when her subsequent match could be.

“I think for me, still, I cherish the most the moments with the team after the win… that was probably the most special night ever, when we were reflecting… I know I’ll get back to work probably Monday or early next week… schedule-wise, I’m not sure,” she added.

 

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