‘I’ve Never Had Tequila Before’ – Emma Raducanu Details How Her Mates Made Her Drink a Margarita in Mexico

Published 02/21/2022, 7:06 AM EST
Tennis – Champions Tennis – The Royal Albert Hall, London, Britain – November 28, 2021 Britain’s Emma Raducanu reacts during her match against Romania’s Elena-Gabriela Ruse REUTERS/Tony Obrien

Emma Raducanu has had a breakthrough last year. The British tennis sensation overcame all odds to win the US Open title last season. She defeated Canada’s Leylah Fernandez in the summit clash to win her maiden Grand Slam title. Moreover, she became the first qualifier in the Open Era to win a major title.

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The 19-year-old is currently in Mexico to participate in the Abierto Akron Zapopan tournament in Guadalajara. She has revealed an interesting incident involving her in Mexico.

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Emma Raducanu opens up on her favorite drink

During a pre-tournament event, an interviewer asked Emma about her favorite drink. She smiled and said, “Well, actually I don’t really drink. I’m kind of boring. But yesterday, girls gave me a version of margarita. So, I didn’t know if it was real or not because I’ve never had tequila before. So I can’t really taste the difference (laughs).”

The British star is the top-seeded in the WTA 250 tournament in Mexico. She will look to win her first tournament of this season here. However, she will face a stiff challenge from the second seed Madison Keys, who had a brilliant Australian Open campaign. In the opening round, Emma will take on Daria Saville of Australia.

Raducanu’s 2022 season

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The US Open champion has had a disappointing start to this season. In her first tournament of the year, the Sydney Tennis Classic, she lost in the first round to Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan.

Sep 2, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Emma Raducanu of Great Britain hits a shot against Shuai Zhang of China in a second round match on day four of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Further, in the Australian Open, she was shocked by Danka Kovinic in the second round. After her US Open exploits, Emma was expected to go deep into the opening Grand Slam of the season. However, her campaign ended in disappointment after going down in a hardly fought second-round encounter.

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Can the British star make a strong comeback in Mexico? Let us know your views in the comments below.

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Vatsal Shah

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Vatsal Shah is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. With a Bachelor's degree in engineering, he is a die hard fan of tennis and sports in general. He is an ardent follower of Rafael Nadal and is inspired by his never-say-die attitude.

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