Venus Williams Opens Up on Naomi Osaka, Emma Raducanu and Others’ Rise on WTA Tour

Published 11/09/2021, 6:00 AM EST


In the women’s game, there have been very few players who have gained quick recognition as much as Naomi Osaka and Emma Raducanu have. In a short span, these two players have grown successfully sooner as compared to others. 

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Recently, both these players were spoken highly by American legend Venus Williams. The veteran was asked if she could relate to the barriers she faced during her younger days as compared to Naomi Osaka and Emma Raducanu

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Naomi Osaka and Emma Raducanu are ones for the future

Williams answered that she did not really know much of their initial days so she could not comment on it. However, she felt that these two youngsters are good for the sport they will go on to achieve great things as they have a bright future ahead. 

The five-time Wimbledon champion stated, “I don’t think we know their lives. Obviously, they are achieving great things and I’m excited for them, they are great for tennis.”

Over the past few seasons, Osaka has grown to become a sensational player. In a short span, she has won four Grand Slam titles and looks certain to claim more. She won the Australian Open title this season.

Sep 11, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Emma Raducanu of Great Britain celebrates with the championship trophy after her match against Leylah Fernandez of Canada (not pictured) in the women’s singles final on day thirteen of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

On the other hand, Raducanu has had the season of her life so far, after winning the US Open 2021 in her first attempt. In the current week, she achieved yet another milestone by becoming the 5th British player to make it in the Top 20 WTA Rankings. 

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Coming to Williams, she missed the US Open this year due to injury. Sadly, her results in the Grand Slam events prior to the US Open were below average according to her usual standards. 

We wish all the three players the very best for the next season. It will be interesting to see how these players kick start proceedings in the coming year. 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Rohan has studied Sports Management and has a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering Tennis and Formula One.

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