Raducanu's Goals For Upcoming Months Identified By Former British No. 1

Raducanu's Goals For Upcoming Months Identified By Former British No. 1

by Zachary Wimer

Emma Raducanu has big goals for this upcoming grass season, and former British number one Johanna Konta speculated about some of them.

The 33-year-old was a very good player at her time, especially on the grass courts, so she dreamed of some big goals herself. She could never go all the way at Wimbledon, but she is certain that Raducanu has some of those big dreams as well.

The Brit recently admitted that in her mind, winning Wimbledon is not a matter of if but more so when which was a hugely bold statement to make.

She's looked good so far in Nottingham, which is her first grass tournament of the 2024 season, winning matches easily, but what are some of her goals for this upcoming grass season? Konta suggested some of them when talking at a pickleball event in Kingston-upon-Thames.

"I mean I would imagine for her, she would be looking to stay healthy physically, to play a lot of matches. She obviously will have incredible memories from the US hard court swing, so I think in general just for her to stay healthy for the rest of this year and get as many matches as possible."

Having missed a lot of time with injuries last year certainly makes staying healthy a priority for Raducanu. It's not something any athlete takes for granted, especially not someone who had to undergo a triple surgery.

Another big goal is for Raducanu to enjoy being back home and playing tennis. Previously, she was able to get only a handful of these weeks each year, so maximizing that time is important.

"They enjoy this part of the year for what it is. You get to be at home, play in front of a home crowd and get home comforts – there’s a lot to enjoy as a British player during the grass court summer."


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