'Sometimes I Wish I'd Never Won US Open' Admits Raducanu

'Sometimes I Wish I'd Never Won US Open' Admits Raducanu

by Sebastian Dahlman

Emma Raducanu perfectly fits the one-hit wonder description right now but she's got more than enough talent to rid herself of that.

As of right now Emma Raducanu has an incredible US Open performance on her resume. A historic, iconic performance and the trophy which she won at the event two years ago. That's it and that's what a one-hit wonder is. Somebody who peaks once and never again though that's only the case for now.

Raducanu has plenty of talent to certainly win many more trophies including a couple of more grand slams. The Brit has been backed by many to come back to the top of the WTA Tour though it will have to wait until she recovers from her recent surgeries.

While away from tennis, Raducanu was able to focus on some other things like spending quality time away from the courts. She also found time to sit down with The Sunday Times for an exclusive interview where she talked about several topics.

That moment on the court, when I was celebrating, I was like, ‘I would literally trade any struggle in the world for this moment. Anything can come my way, I will take it for what I have right now because this is the best thing in the world.’ I promised myself that, on the court that day.

Raducanu on winning a grand slam

Winning a grand slam is the best feeling in the world for a tennis player yet it opens the floodgate for a lot of things which she wasn't ready for. Per her own admission, the flood was a major one leaving her doubtful at times, even questioning whether she'd trade the trophy for peace of mind.

“Since then I’ve had a lot of setbacks, one after the other. I am resilient, my tolerance is high, but it’s not easy. And sometimes I think to myself, ‘I wish I’d never won the US Open, I wish that didn’t happen,’ then I am like, ‘Remember that feeling, remember that promise, because it was completely pure.'”

Raducano on the 'after'


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