Rising British star Emma Raducanu joked she can't now even get a court at her local club after winning the US Open. After spending nearly a month in New York, Raducanu returned home to Bromley. Raducanu became the first qualifier ever to win a Grand Slam after beating Leylah Fernandez in the US Open final.
After taking a week off following her US Open victory, Raducanu returned to training. “Honestly, I can’t even get a court at my local club. I’m pretty sure nothing changes,” Raducanu told Sky News.
“I’ll see when I go back to training if anything changes. “I won’t over commit myself. I will take it how it is and the most important thing for myself is tennis and my training and improving. “I won’t let any commitment get in the way of that, it’s my top priority”.
Raducanu fulfilled her dream
Raducanu dreamed of winning a Grand Slam as a kid but when it happened she couldn't believe it. "Yeah, the visions I had, they were from pretty early on, I would say. I've always dreamed of winning a Grand Slam.
You just say these things. You say, I want to win a Grand Slam. But to have the belief I did, and actually executing, winning a Grand Slam, I can't believe it," Raducanu said after winning the US Open. "I first started when I was a little girl, but I think the biggest thing that you have visions of is, for me it was just winning, the winning moment, and going to celebrate with your team in the box, trying to find your way up to the box, just seeing them after the match.
That's been playing in my head, like, a couple nights. Like I've fallen asleep to that (smiling)." Raducanu, who was ranked at No. 150 in the world during the US Open, is now enjoying a career-high ranking of No. 23 in the world.