Emma Raducanu: Women’s game is so strong right now and level is high

World No. 22 Emma Raducanu acknowledged that there is many good young players on the WTA Tour and that they are pushing each other to work harder and become better. 

Raducanu, 18, put up a stunning run at the US Open to become the first qualifier in tennis history to win a Grand Slam. 

“So many young players, all of us are pushing each other. When you see another teen doing well, you are also competitive and want to do well. Just the women’s game, in general, is so strong right now. The level is high and almost anyone can win most tournaments. And to have so many young players is really good because the next generation is just so strong, and hopefully we can play each other in many more tournaments to come,” Raducanu said, per Tennis Up To Date.

Raducanu suffered a shock loss at the Indian Wells Masters 

In her first tournament since her US Open victory, Raducanu suffered a loss to Aliaksandra Sasnovich as the world No. 100 beat the Briton 6-2 6-4. 

“Aliaksandra played an extremely great match. You could tell she was more experienced than me, executed her game plan better than me and she deserved to win,” said Raducanu.

“You get sharp by playing matches and I’m not match tight right now. I’ve not played a competition in a month, since the US Open, and that (sharpness) will come by playing week in, week out.

“So what do I need to work on? I’ll probably go back and review the match, probably tomorrow and look at it with a clear head. From there I’ll be able to plan. It’s going to take me time to adjust to what is going on. I’m still so new to everything.

“The experiences I’m going through, I mean, I might not feel 100 per cent amazing right now but I know for the greater good and bigger picture, I’ll be thankful for this moment.

“That’s the lesson, you can so easily get sucked in by being so focused on the result and getting disappointed. But I’m 18 years old and need to cut myself some slack.”