Former world number 7 Barbara Schett thinks it's unrealistic to expect Emma Raducanu to the win Roland Garros and she has also urged the British tennis community not to put too much pressure on her when she comes to Wimbledon.
Raducanu, who are leading a high-level career and today occupies the 11th position in the world, made a solid start to her first season on clay, reaching the final in Stuttgart and also the round of 16 in Madrid. Ahead of the season on clay, there was a big question mark as to how Raducanu would play on what was considered her less congenial surface to tennis than her.
In Stuttgart, the young British tennis player reached the quarter-finals before crashing against world number 1 Iga Swiatek. After a solid campaign in Germany, Emma Raducanu has therefore arrived in Madrid, where she was beaten yesterday by the Ukrainian Anhelina Kalinina in the round of 16 match.
Barbare told to Eurosport, as reported on Tennis365: "I don't think people expect Emma Raducanu to win the French Open, but it's clear she could be dangerous," said Barbara Schett. We know that a Grand Slam tournament is always different and especially on the women's side things or draws or sections always open somehow."
Schett: "It would be nice to see Raducanu in the semifinals at Wimbledon"
Wimbledon was where Emma Raducanu drew attention to her name. Last year, the 19-year-old Toronto native reached the round of 16 at the All England Club starting as a wild card before being forced to retire against Ajla Tomljanovic.
"But the big challenge will definitely be Wimbledon for Emma Raducanu, I think if she could reach a semifinal it would be incredible. I don't think people should think, especially in the UK, Okay, she's going to win Wimbledon.
It's a little too big a task, but I think if she can block all the stress or all the people around her who want something from her, if she can block all the expectations of all the other people, then she would be a winner."