Emma Raducanu admitted that she was never able to do «normal teenage stuff,» but she isn’t complaining because she had a clear goal in mind that she wanted to achieve. Raducanu, 20, is now the face of British tennis and has already done great things for British tennis.
Last year, Raducanu won the US Open as a qualifier, becoming the first British player since 1977 to win a Grand Slam. But to be where she is now, Raducanu sacrificed a lot. «I’ve never been out.
I’ve never done anything normal as a teenager. Between training and traveling, (the lifestyle) takes some getting used to, but I like being on my own and it’s always about the big picture. In my career, I’ve done pretty well compared to most teenagers.
Hopefully I’ll be playing through my twenties and into my thirties, I’m looking forward to a good turn,» Raducanu told Grazia magazine.
Raducanu on the interesting part of tennis
A tennis season lasts 11 months and there are tournaments every week.
So there are always opportunities for players to turn the page and start playing better. “(In tennis) it might seem like everything is going down, down, down and just not getting better. But everything can change so fast.
A single match can have a big influence on your confidence and the momentum comes, you feel like you can’t lose,” Raducanu explained. Raducanu, who turned 20 this month, played her first full season on the WTA Tour this year.
Unsurprisingly, Raducanu had his ups and downs throughout the season as he finished the year with a 17-19 record. Raducanu’s best result of the season came in September, when he reached the semi-final in Seoul. Now, Raducanu is preparing for the 2023 season as she is scheduled to start her season in Auckland.