Emma Raducanu: I have learned many things at fast pace on this incredible journey
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Emma Raducanu, 19, insists she has learned a lot at a fast pace and she is excited about what the future holds for her. Raducanu shocked the tennis world when she became the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam. Raducanu won a total of 10 matches over three weeks at the US Open to claim her maiden Grand Slam title.
"I want to say thank you & that I'm extremely grateful for your generous support. I’ve learnt many things at a fast pace on this incredible journey but all I can say is that I'm very excited & motivated for my next steps," Raducanu said in a tweet.
Greg Rusedski tipped Raducanu to achieve great things
"I think she's going to be a multiple Grand Slam champion. I think she has the potential to be a world No 1. What she has done in her first two majors, there's very few that have done.
She got to the fourth round of Wimbledon in her first major and then she's gone on to win the US Open," Rusedski recently told Sky Sports. Never before a player made it past qualifying and then proceeded to win a Grand Slam.
Rusedski was amazed of what Raducanu pulled off. "There's only three other female players that have got to the fourth round or better in both events in their first two majors. Chris Evert, who was world No 1 and multiple Slam winner, Jennifer Capriati, world No 1 and multiple Slam winner, and Monica Seles, so she joins that category of elite superstars," Rusedski continued.
"We've never seen this in the game before, for someone to come through qualifying and go on to win a major, so her future is going to be exceptional so long as she can stay healthy, put the right team around her. I think her future is going to be incredible."