Former world No. 1 Simona Halep believes Emma Raducanu is capable of "achieving everything" after winning her maiden Grand Slam title at the age of 18. Raducanu put up a stunning run at the US Open as she became the first qualifier in tennis history to win a Grand Slam.
"What she achieved is unbelievable,” Halep said, per Tennishead. “And it’s all credit to her because she played so well and she played so many matches. “I think her mentality was very strong and also her game.
She played great tennis, very fast, very close to the baseline and I think the movement also was great. “She has already won a Grand Slam title and I think she is able to achieve everything. Now she has the experience of winning the biggest tournament in tennis”.
Halep tips Raducanu to soon break into the top-10
Raducanu, who achieved a career-high ranking of No. 23 in the world shortly following her US Open victory, is now ranked at No. 23 in the world. Halep has advised everyone to enjoy Raducanu's tnenis since since she will be one of the players in the world.
"I think she can easily get into the top 10 sooner than everybody thinks because already she is close to that,” Halep continued. “Yeah, she has a bright future and for sure, she will be one of the best players in the world.
“Even if she is so young I think she feels the pressure, it’s normal, everybody does. You guys should enjoy her tennis results. “She is super nice and we just need to wait for her to grow up a little bit at this level because she just jumped up the rankings.
“She did something great and probably, it’s just my opinion, she will need some time to see how it is every week to be there. And then she will become stronger, much stronger”.