Emma Raducanu: Watching the US Open final was stressful than playing
The 18-year-old also says she hopes her win can “inspire little girls or young children to dream big”.
Emma Raducanu surprised the entire world by winning the US Open last weekend. She won the tournament after entering it as a qualifier. It was her second-ever grand slam entry and she won the whole tournament by not losing a single set. As a result, Raducanu became the first British woman to win a major title in 44 years, and the first qualifier in history to lift a grand slam.
The 18-year-old returned to her home and was interviewed by Sky News. In the interview, Raducanu remarked that watching the final back feels more stressful than playing it. She feels that when playing she has control over what can be done.
Emma Raducanu revealed that winning US Open has not changed many things in her life. She remarked that she could not get a court at her local club.
The US Open champion says that the small celebration with her team after the final win was the highlight of her trip.
“There was a karaoke bus on the way back from the courts and we were singing Sweet Caroline and Mr. Brightside.
We just had a really nice meal together and discussed everything, just chatted the whole time through.”
The tennis star from Bromley says rest is on her immediate to-do list. She says
“When I got home yesterday I just slept the whole day so I’m just starting to recover and rest and I think my body needs it after the last 7-8 weeks.”
She said she wants to inspire little girls or young children to dream big, no matter what their dreams are.
“Even if it’s not tennis, even it’s to be a doctor, I just want to inspire them to dream big and anything can happen,”