Positive Raducanu Outlines Why Her Indian Wells Open Run Was A 'Success'

Positive Raducanu Outlines Why Her Indian Wells Open Run Was A 'Success'

by Jordan Reynolds

Emma Raducanu is feeling good about her game despite her loss in the third round at the 2024 Indian Wells Open.

The Briton returned this season after nearly nine months out with wrist and ankle injuries. It has been something of a mixed bag for her so far, with many ups and downs already.

Raducanu did break some new ground in Indian Wells. She won back-to-back matches for the first time this year, although Dayana Yastremska did retire after four games in one of these contests.

Unfortunately for her fans, she could not make it three wins in a row. Aryna Sabalenka overpowered Raducanu in their third-round match, although the 2021 US Open champion competed well for long periods.

After the match, Sabalenka gave her honest verdict about Raducanu's level. This year's Australian Open champion was quite complementary and could see hopeful signs for the Briton.

Raducanu has now spoken about her tournament in California. As reported by Sky Sports, The 21-year-old described why she believes the tournament was a positive one for her.

"It was a good success, I would say. I think I have handled myself a lot better on the match court. I was a lot more positive and hungry to play, and that showed I think in the tennis I did play."

It is interesting getting some insight into the mindset of the Grand Slam champion. After being away from the sport for so long, it is understandable that Raducanu is adjusting to handling herself on court again. Playing the world No. 2 Sabalenka will help her with that.

In addition, it is great to hear she is feeling more positive. Even a player of Raducanu's class can feel uncertain after a big injury, but it seems like she is coming through that.

Her comeback continues at the Miami Open next week and continuing to follow her progress will be fascinating.


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