Mother Renee’s Resilient Trait Might Just Help Emma Raducanu Propel Her Career for Glory at the Australian Open

Published 01/15/2024, 10:19 PM EST

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Emma Raducanu is going to open her campaign at the Australian Open 2024 today. Ahead of her opening-round clash, an old interview of her resurfaced in which she talked about her mother’s unique trait. And it might be just the inspiration that she needs to achieve success Down Under.

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After being away from tennis for the majority of the last season, Emma Raducanu is finally back to her groove. She has trained hard to be back on the court as the 2024 season picks up steam. This is her third appearance at the tournament, and Raducanu is hoping for a strong finish at the tournament.

Emma Raducanu seems to have a lot of respect for the Chinese culture where her mother comes from

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The British tennis star has a very close bond with her mother. She has often spoken about the support she received from her mother and that side of the family during her early days in the sport. During an interview with Vogue a few years back, Raducanu explained how her mother’s traits inspired her.

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Talking about this, she said, “I think the confidence comes from just inner belief. My mum comes from a Chinese background, they have very good self-belief. It’s not necessarily about telling everyone how good you are, but it’s about believing it within yourself. I really respect that about the culture.”

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As Raducanu looks to dig deep at the Australian Open, imbibing this trait from her mother will surely help her during her campaign. Her mother has been an inspiration for her in every walk of life, not just on the court, but off the court as well. Her mother’s rare secret was a prime reason for Raducanu to become a fashion icon in the sporting world.

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Raducanu’s mother has a ‘strong influence’ on her fashion

The British tennis star often sports glorious outfits, be it on the court or at off-court events. She is one of the best-dressed players on the tour and Raducanu has her mother to thank for. She once revealed how she imbibed fashion sense from her mother.

Opening up about this, the British tennis beauty said, “I grew up with my mum dressing me and as I’ve grown older, I have just cultivated that and added my own twist to it occasionally. I was very lucky to have such a strong influence on my style and fashion from my mum.”

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As Raducanu steps onto the court tomorrow, she’ll have her mother’s backing, who’ll cheer her from the sidelines. She faces Shelby Rogers of the United States in a mouth-watering encounter. Can Raducanu dig deep in the tournament? Let us know your views in the comments below.

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Vatsal Shah

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Being a die-hard fan of tennis and an ardent follower of Rafael Nadal, tennis has been a part of my life even before I ventured into sports journalism. If I have learned anything from the incredible career of the ?King of Clay?, it is to constantly enhance your skill sets, no matter at what stage you are in your career. This motivated me to complete an Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Management while pursuing my career as a sports writer.
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