“Want to Compete There”: Emma Raducanu Excited to Play at Australian Open 2022 After US Open Glory

Published 09/26/2021, 1:27 PM EDT
Sep 11, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Emma Raducanu of Great Britain celebrates 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


World No.23 Emma Raducanu stunned the world after she won the US Open 2021 title. She created history in New York after becoming the first qualifier to ever win the Grand Slam. However, it is just the starting of her professional career.

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Speaking at a Lawn Tennis Association in the Great Britain, Emma Raducanu revealed that she is really exhilarated to play at the Australian Open next year. She mentioned that she will do everything in order to complete in Melbourne.

Sep 11, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Emma Raducanu of Great Britain hits a forehand in the women’s singles final. 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

“Whatever needs to be done to be able to play the Australian Open, I’ll do. To me it’s not even a thought or like a battle in my mind. I just want to be at the Australian Open, and I want to compete there, so, whatever it takes to do, I’ll go,” said Raducanu.

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Raducanu stated that she is ready to face and beat anyone at the Australian Open 2022. However, she feels that tough opponents will really pose a big challenge for her.

“I’m hungry to play anyone and I think that would be a really cool challenge,” added the US Open 2021 champion.

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“Like to challenge myself”- Emma Raducanu

Raducanu didn’t defeat many top-10 players during her US Open 2021 campaign. However, she highlighted that she is ready to beat all of them at the Australian Open even if it would be extremely difficult. The rising star believes that it would be good learning experience for her even if she loses the match against a big player.

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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

“I like to challenge myself and obviously it’s going to be extremely difficult to beat a top-10 player or a player of that quality but I’m up for it and, even if I lose, I think it’d be a great learning (opportunity) just to compare where I’m at to where the best in the world are. So either way for me it would be a win-win,” concluded the 18-year-old.

Fans really have huge expectations from Emma Raducanu and want her to play with the same momentum. Will she be able to conquer Melbourne next year?

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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