‘I Traveled Here on a Wheelchair’- British Beauty Emma Raducanu Unmasks Pain-Staking Journey After Oozing Confidence at the Australian Open

Published 01/16/2024, 7:18 AM EST

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Emma Raducanu surprised her fans when she announced that she would be making her comeback to tennis after a long time. After being out of the tennis court for more than half a year, this news came out as a shocker to her fans who were equally excited to see her play at the ongoing Australian Open. Reflecting on her journey, Raducanu agreed that even though the road was tough, she did not lose hope and believed in herself.

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Not only this, she talked about how she was 12 months ago and compared herself to what she is today. She suggested what has changed in her and how she feels while playing in Australia yet again.

Emma Raducanu reflects on what she is today as compared to her 12 months ago

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Emma Raducanu looks back on her progress from a year ago to now. Back then, she faced a tough time recovering from surgery just days before the tournament, even traveling in a wheelchair. This year, things are different. Raducanu feels calmer and more balanced.

The struggles of the past have settled, and she describes a more steady state of mind, free from the ups and downs. Her story shows not just resilience but also a big change from a difficult past to a more confident present at the Australian Open.

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“Well, the Emma who walked on court 12 months ago had a huge cyst removed about 10 days before, had to offload. I traveled here on a wheelchair. I only started hitting three days before the match. That whole process was a lot of stress. We weren’t sure if I was going to be able to play here. So I think I was also in a way grateful to be able to have the chance to play. I didn’t want to back out of the AO, so I did everything I could. But I think this year and now there’s just a lot more calm. I think I’m more levelheaded. I think things around me have settled. I do feel better,” said Raducanu in the interview.

Thus, Emma Raducanu came ahead and revealed the what are the basic things that differentiate the Emma of today as compared to the one that was 12 months ago.

Reflecting back on her injury, she revealed how she had battle scars and how well were they healing. Not only this, she jokingly also talked about her career as a hand model.

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Raducanu jokingly talks about her ‘battle’ scars

In another interview, Emma Raducanu came ahead and talked about the scars that were there on her hand. She suggested that these were all a part of the journey and now they’re healing nicely. Adding a touch of humor to it, she suggested that when she gets somewhere around 80, she could proudly say that these were battle scars that she got.

“They are battle wounds. I guess I won’t be a hand model but I can throw that career away,” Raducanu says. “But they’re healing nicely and they look a lot better now. So it’s just part of the journey. When I’m like 80 I can show everyone ‘These are the battle scars!’”

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Thus, her injury has been a major setback for her. As she looks out of that, it will be interesting to see how well she performs on her comeback. While her fans won’t be expecting much from her, they would want her to do her best and make it as far as she can in the tournament.

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