Emma Raducanu: "I played tennis from 7am even under the rain"

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Emma Raducanu: "I played tennis from 7am even under the rain"

Emma Raducanu in a recent interview told about herself and some off-court situations, talking about her relationship with her parents. To the microphones of People Magazine, as reported by Tennishead, the number 19 of the WTA ranking told how the support of her parents has been fundamental for her and how her has helped to never mount her head.

She said: "They are really good at keeping my feet on the ground and keeping me focused and working one day at a time, without getting too caught up in the wins or too much in the defeats." The British tennis player then revealed that as a child she often stayed alone or with the babysitter because both parents worked full time, adding that often: "I played tennis at 7 in the morning and then maybe at 8 in the evening in the spotlight and under the rain on artificial clay-courts." The 19-year-old also praised her parents: "I think looking back, just to see how far I've come, and their support, to get me to this level, I really respect them and am so grateful for the sacrifices they have made."

Raducanu was elected Sports Personality of the Year 2021 by the BBC

The British tennis player was awarded Sports Personality of the Year 2021 by the BBC on Sunday, beating competition from Raheem Sterling, Tom Daley, Adam Peaty, Tyson Fury and Sarah Storey.

Fundamental to the achievement of the prize was the amazing goal of the British teen at the Us Open, who at 18 years and 10 months was able to conquer the American slam starting from the qualifiers, without losing even a set in the whole tournament.

"I am really happy with this award, I watched Sports Personality of the Year growing and it is an honor to be among the winners," said Raducanu in video link from Abu Dhabi, given her positivity to the COVID-19. The tennis player then finally congratulating the other candidates, added: "I am also happy for British tennis and that we managed to get this award again. Thanks to all the fans and voters, this year has been crazy. I also want to say thanks to my team."

Emma Raducanu